dimanche 22 décembre 2013

Her Geller vient de nous quitter à l'âge de 85 ans

Herb Geller, né le 2 novembre 1928 à Los Angeles (États-Unis) et mort le 19 décembre 20131 à Hambourg (Allemagne), est un saxophoniste,compositeur et arrangeur américain.

Herb Geller (1928-2013),
 an alto saxophonist whose commanding, butterfly-like style was influenced by Benny Carter and who left his mark on dozens of West Coast jazz recordings in the 1950s under his own name and as a sideman, died on December 21. He was 85.
Herb and his first wife Lorraine, a pianist, were a power jazz couple in Los Angeles in the 1950s. But when Lorraine died suddenly at age 30 in 1958, Herb suffered a terrible emotional blow, alleviated only by world tours and a move to Hamburg, Germany, where he re-married and remained based until his death. For more, see my interview series with Herb in 2010, when I asked him about Lorraine's death...
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Photo : HERB GELLER R.I.P.        2.11.1928 Los Angeles - 19.12.2013 Hamburg

Bill Evans Trio and Quartet With Herb Geller, Hamburg, 1972. 2-CD SET.
 BILL EVANS, piano
 HERB GELLER, alto flute, piccolo flute and Alto sax

Label: Turning Point

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