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GroovieかつModなセンスがひかる64年の大名盤!!

Verve、Skyeと聞いて反応する方には、完全ストライク!! 60'sの香りムンムンのヴィブラフォン奏者。 とにかくModでGroovieなこの作品は、 Beatlesや映画音楽なんかをボッサアレンジで編曲し スキャットがきいた超ハイセンスなアルバムに仕上げている、 64年の大名盤の再発!!ちょ〜うれしい。 Cal Tjaderとともに大大大尊敬する大先輩。は、 自身のユニットを、渡辺貞夫さんと一緒に組んでいたことがある。 残念ながら、71年に38歳という若さで亡くなっているが、 彼の洒脱なアレンジセンスは永遠に不滅だ!!

Biography

Born: October 23, 1933 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s

Largely forgotten now, Gary McFarland was one of the more significant contributors to orchestral jazz during the early '60s. An "adult prodigy," as Gene Lees accurately noted, McFarland was an ingenious composer whose music could reveal shades of complex emotional subtlety and clever childlike simplicity. While in the Army, he became interested in jazz and attempted to play trumpet, trombone, and piano. In 1955, he took up playing the vibes. Displaying a quick ability for interesting writing, he...
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