Eddie Gale, Jazz Trumpeter Who Played With Sun Ra and Cecil Taylor, Dead at 78

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Gale recorded solo works for the long-lasting Blue Note label, and helmed a lot of charitable organizations

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Eddie Gale, the jazz trumpeter who performed with Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, and others, has died. Iconic jazz label Blue Note announced the news on their web site at the moment (July 13). Gale was 78 years outdated.

Gale was born in Brooklyn in 1942, however moved to San Jose, California in 1972, the place he lived for the remainder of his life. In 1974, Gale was named “San Jose’s Ambassador of Jazz,” for his work bringing jazz music into native colleges. Gale’s early days in music had been spent enjoying with the legendary Sun Ra, in addition to pianist Cecil Taylor.

In 1968, Gale launched his first solo album—Eddie Gale’s Ghetto Music—which was launched by Blue Note. His subsequent Blue Note launch Black Rhythm Happening arrived in 1969. Gale went on to document greater than a dozen data as a bandleader for the remaining 5 a long time, together with 2004’s Afro-Fire.

Gale helmed a number of charitable and philanthropic organizations in his lifetime; he created Jazz Musicians’ Self-Help Healthcare fundraisers, which donated proceeds to the Jazz Foundation of America, organized the Evergreen Youth Adult Jazz Society, and extra. In 2018, Gale released a reimagining of Eddie Gale’s Ghetto Music to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the unique LP.