THE GREAT GENE QUILL ∽ ALTO SAXOPHONE

No words, just beautiful alto sounds & a quote —

CIMARRON by Johnny Richards, featuring Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak & Jim Dahl on trombone, 1957.

On LP: Johnny Richards – Wide Range

The pictured album “3 Bones & A Quill” can be found HERE, and in many other internet stores.

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LOVER MAN

Gene Quill (as) Dick Katz (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Osie Johnson (d), 1956.

On CD: JAZZVILLE ’56

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DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME with Lady Day, arranged by Ray Ellis, 1959.

On CD: Billie Holiday – Last Recording

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— THE QUOTE —

Phil (Woods) has a number of good Quill stories. I like the one where Quill is coming off the bandstand and someone snidely says to him:

“Gene Quill, all you’re doing is imitating Charlie Parker.”

Quill unhooks his alto and extends it towards the smartass and says:

“Here — you imitate Charlie Parker.”

A P.S. — IF I’M LUCKY

Gene Quill (as) Dick Garcia (g) Terry Pollard (p) Bill Anthony (b) Frank Isola (d), 1956.

Guitarist Dick Garcia’s album “Message From Garcia” can be found HERE, or, if you’re lucky, on LP😉

Learn here more about Gene Quill.

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