Neal Creque

Composer

1940 – 2000

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Who was Neal Creque?

Neal Creque whose real name was Earl Neal Creque was an American organist and jazz composer, born April 13, 1940 and originally from the Virgin Islands; he was based in the Cleveland area and played frequently around northern Ohio up until his death.

He also composed music with Mongo SantamarĂ­a including the Grammy-nominated song "Sofrito" which was sampled by Jennifer Lopez on the album J.Lo..

He was a sought after session musician and his credits include Stanley Turrentine, Teresa Brewer, Leon Thomas, Harold Ousley, Bernard Purdie, and Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson.

His daughter Nina Creque was part of Gerald Levert's group 1 of the Girls.

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Born
Apr 13, 1940
Saint Thomas
Also known as
  • Earl Neal Creque
Died
Dec 1, 2000

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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