Gildo Mahones

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Gildo Mahones
Born 1929 (age 87–88)
New York City, New York, United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Pianist
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Joe Morris, Milt Jackson, Lester Young, the Jazz Modes, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

Gildo Mahones (born June 2, 1929, New York City) is an American jazz pianist.

Early in his career, Mahones played with Joe Morris (1948) and Milt Jackson. He served in the Army during the Korean War and then played with Lester Young from 1953 to 1956. Later in the 1950s he toured with the Jazz Modes (which included Charlie Rouse and Julius Watkins), Sonny Stitt, and Benny Green. From 1959 to 1964 he played behind Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.

When Lambert, Hendricks & Ross broke up, Mahones moved to Los Angeles where he worked both as a studio musician and as a jazz sideman. He led his own trio and appeared on recordings by O. C. Smith, Lou Rawls, James Moody, Harold Land and Blue Mitchell, Leon Thomas, Jim Hall, Big Joe Turner, Lorez Alexandria, Benny Carter, Pony Poindexter, Booker Ervin, and Jimmy Witherspoon.


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Kenny Burrell

With Ted Curson

With Booker Ervin

With Bennie Green

With Jon Hendricks

With Willis Jackson

With Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

With Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan

With Pony Poindexter

With Sonny Stitt

With Julius Watkins and Charlie Rouse

With Frank Wess

With Jimmy Witherspoon