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Gary Crosby

Discussion in 'music' started by Engels, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

  2. poco a poco

    poco a poco pfm Member

    Yes this was very sad news about Gary, but apparently he is recovering quite well now and has been let out from hospital now. Partly I hear because he threatened to have Janine bring in his electric bass so he could start practising to play again. Let's hope he recovers fully and is soon able to play again.
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  3. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

    It was a terrific gig. Jazz sextet with no PA/mixing desk meant superb musicianship to ensure the audio balance of the ensemble. The trumpet player doing the Miles role was just 17 and didn't put a foot wrong to my ears - huge pressure for someone that young to play such well known music with so many old "heads" in the audience who could probably at least sing the solos note for note off the record. Young female alto player in the Cannonball role was superb, as was the young drummer - but no-one dropped the ball. As you would expect from improvising musicians it wasn't a note-for-note reconstruction but an "interpretation" which lost some of the original modal feel and intention in the solos, but lovely music nonetheless.

    Gary was there and introduced the evening and though still unable to play bass appeared to be on the mend which was good news.
  4. poco a poco

    poco a poco pfm Member

    Glad to hear that Gary Crosby has now recovered further from his stroke and this week he has been awarded the Queens Medal for Music, 2018 at a ceremony at Bucking Palace. He is the first Jazz musician to receive this award that usually goes to classical musicians and also the first 'person of colour' to receive it.

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