My quintet at our “Lets Call This That” record date ,1999.(L-R) Jerry Bergonzi, Tim Hagans, Hal, Jeff Johnson, Steve Ellington
With Terumasa Hino in the studio during our "Now Hear This" recording.(Photo By Jocelyn Cork)
My last gig with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet, on the S.S. Rotterdam jazz cruise. (L-R) Roy McCurdy, Walter Booker, Cannonball, Nat Adderley, Hal
Chet Baker guesting with the Phil Woods rhythm section in Italy
(L-R) Hal, Chet, Steve Gilmore, Bill Goodwin
(Photo by Carlo Pieroni )
Jamming with Clark Terry, NYC, May 1980
With Ray Drummond at the New York IAJE convention
Hal and Lee Konitz at the Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz Festival,
The PWQ in Tokyo
(L-R) Hal. Phil Woods, Steve Gilmore, Tommy Harrell, Bill Gooodwin.
(Photo by Kishin Shinoyama)
John Scofield, Hal, Chip Jackson at Green Street, NYC
Charley Mariano, my good friend Joe Ferguson and I
The Quartet on tour, 1995. (L-R) Jerry Bergonzi, Hal, Steve Ellington, Jeff Johnson.
My first trio, at The Top of the Senator Club, Toronto, Canada, 1991
w/ Todd Coolman and Steve Ellington
Photo by Barry Thompson
Running into Billy Hart at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, 1993
Aerbersold Jazz Camp faculty, Circa 1980
The PWQ, in the early 80's. (L-R) Steve Gilmore, Phil Woods, Bill Goodwin & Hal
With fellow judge Ahmad Jamal at the International Jazz Piano Competition at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC
The Slide Hampton Quartet at the hotel Americana, mid 80's. (L-R) Hal, Clint Houston, Slide Hampton, Michael Carvin. (Photo by Bill Spilka)
Stranded during a strike at the Rome Airport with Tommy Harrel
The Trio, catting in Indianapolis. (L-R) Wayne Dockery, Hal, Steve Ellington
Hal (Moog Synthesizer) , Chris Swanson (Moog Synthesizer), Reggie Workman (Bass Synthesizer), not shown, Bob Moses (Drums) not shown.
This was taken during a concert at Trumansburg, NY High School, culminating a weeks work with Bob Moog and his engineers. We were invited up to his factory to help design the first synthesizer keyboard.
This the first, ever, live performance of the Moog.
Poster from 9 month duo gig at Gregory’s, NYC
The Marquee at The Keystone Corner.One of the many great weeks we played at the Keystone Corner in San Francisco
March 10, 1963 at Connally’s jazz club in Boston. (L-R) Bret Woodman, Johnny Hodges, Bobby Clark, Hal, John Neves. (Photo by Boston Bernie)
The Randy Brecker Quartet at La Intrigue in the mid 60’s. (L-R) Hal Gaylor, Steve Schaeffer, Randy Brecker, Hal
You might enjoy these pics from the Salem Archives. Although not pictured in the following you can get an idea of what it was like in those days to have the chance to play with so many jazz masters and experience being a part of the now defunct apprenticeship system. Lennie’s was school for me and many others.
Lennie Sogoloff ran a club called “Lennie’s On The Turnpike” where I cut my musical teeth as a house pianist along with many other Boston musicians. Lennie is still alive and well living in an assisted living home in Marblehead, Massachusetts and still clear as a bell. I can’t tell you how many times he saved my life. If I had a gig coming up at his club and needed to pay some back rent (those were really scuffling days) I’d hop into my little $80 white Fiat to drive out there and he’d front me half the bread from the gig. A great man and a jazz treasure.
Jamey Aebersold Jazz Camp In Australia. Can you name these great players?