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Gentle Time Alone

Ted Dunbar

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Ted Dunbar is one of many talented jazz artists who is better known for his teaching career than as a performer, though he had plenty to offer when he took part in an occasional recording session. The guitarist leads a quartet (with bassist Ray Drummond, pianist Mickey Tucker, and drummer David Jones) through nine originals, adding flutist Dotti Anita Taylor on two selections. The comparisons to Wes Montgomery are immediate, with a strong tone and a fluid hard bop feeling. Among the highlights are the upbeat "Land of the Rising Sun" and the funky but intricate "Convergent Blues II." Sadly, this release turned out to be his final recording as a leader prior to his death in 1998.

Biography

Born: January 17, 1937 in Port Arthur, TX

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

A self-taught guitarist who later became an instructor, Ted Dunbar's pithy riffs, taut solos, and accompaniment have been featured in hard bop, soul-jazz, jazz-rock, and free situations. Dunbar played trumpet and guitar at Texas Southern in the mid-and late '50s. He worked with Arnett Cobb, Don Wilkerson, and Joe Turner. Dunbar studied and played with Dave Baker at Indiana in the early '60s, sometimes subbing for Wes Montgomery. He moved to New York in the mid-'60s, and performed and recorded with...
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  • $11.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 1992

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