Trumpeter Eddie Gale has died

Eddie Gale, the erstwhile Sun Ra and Cecil Taylor sideman, died on 10 July aged 78 in California. Gale was from Brooklyn and received lessons early on from trumpeter Kenny Dorham and began to sat in at jam sessions in his youth. In the early 1960s …

Published: 13 Jul 2020. Updated: 6 months.

Eddie Gale, the erstwhile Sun Ra and Cecil Taylor sideman, died on 10 July aged 78 in California. Gale was from Brooklyn and received lessons early on from trumpeter Kenny Dorham and began to sat in at jam sessions in his youth. In the early 1960s he got to know Sun Ra and he toured and recorded with Ra’s Arkestra throughout the 60s and 70s. With Cecil Taylor he appeared on the classic Unit Structures and with Larry Young was on the recording for Of Love and Peace. His own albums included Eddie Gale’s Ghetto Music in 1968 and Black Rhythm Happening the following year. Eddie is survived by his wife, Georgette, his children Donna, Marc, Chanel, Gwilu and Teyonda, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Ben Wendel to release High Heart

Here's Gerald Clayton and his colleague bassist Joe Sanders for that matter again this time on the upcoming album from saxophonist Ben Wendel whose album High Heart is to be released by Edition in October. Completing the line-up is Michael Mayo, …

Published: 12 Jul 2020. Updated: 3 months.

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Here's Gerald Clayton and his colleague bassist Joe Sanders for that matter again this time on the upcoming album from saxophonist Ben Wendel whose album High Heart is to be released by Edition in October. Completing the line-up is Michael Mayo, voice, EFX; Shai Maestro, piano; Fender Rhodes, Joe Sanders, bass; and Nate Wood, drums. Lead-off track 'Drawn Away' Wendel explains ''refers to the dangers of technological overuse and losing perspective.''