Lou Gare

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Lou Gare
Gare with Mike Westbrook's Uncommon Orchestra in "A Bigger Show" at the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter, England
Gare with Mike Westbrook's Uncommon Orchestra in "A Bigger Show" at the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter, England
Background information
Birth nameLeslie Arthur Gare
Born(1939-06-16)16 June 1939
OriginRugby, Warwickshire, England
Died6 October 2017(2017-10-06) (aged 78)
GenresFree jazz
Instrument(s)Tenor saxophone
LabelsMainstream

Leslie Arthur "Lou" Gare[1] (16 June 1939 – 6 October 2017)[2] was a British free-jazz saxophonist born in Rugby, Warwickshire, England, perhaps best known for his works with the improvised music ensemble AMM and playing with musicians such as Eddie Prévost, Mike Westbrook, Cornelius Cardew, Keith Rowe and Sam Richards.[2][3][4]

Discography[edit]

With AMM[edit]

  • At the Roundhouse (Anomalous)
  • AMM Group of London (Mainstream)
  • To Hear And Back Again (Matchless)
  • Cornelius Cardew Memorial Concert (Impetus)
  • The Crypt - 12 June 1968 (Matchless)
  • "The Aarhus Sequences", disc one of LAMINAL, a three CD retrospective AMM set (Matchless)

Other than with AMM[edit]

  • Saxophony Horn-Bill, reed solos compilation 2005 (incl. John Butcher, Natahaniel Catchpole, Kai Fagasschinski, Evan Parker and Seymour Wright) (Matchless)
  • No Strings Attached, solo saxophone 2005 (Matchless)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 942. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  2. ^ a b "Lou Gare has died". Thewire.co.uk. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  3. ^ Adams, Simon (2002). "Gare, Lou". In Barry Kernfeld (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Vol. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 13. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  4. ^ "Lou Gare biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 June 2015.

Bibliography[edit]

  • *Carr, Ian; Fairweather, Digby; Priestley, Brian, "Jazz: The Rough Guide" (1995), Penguin, ISBN 1-85828-137-7.