Gregory Herbert

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Gregory Herbert (May 19, 1947 – January 31, 1978) was an American jazz saxophonist and flautist.

Herbert started on alto sax at age 12. In 1964 he did a short stint in the Duke Ellington Orchestra, then studied at Temple University from 1965 to 1971. While a student he recorded with Pat Martino in 1968. From 1971 to 1975 he toured with Woody Herman, then played with Harold Danko in 1975 and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1975-77. He then played briefly with Chuck Israels and rock band Blood, Sweat and Tears.

Herbert died of a drug overdose in Amsterdam in 1978. He never recorded a session as a leader.


With Pat Martino