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Larry Gales

b, 1936-1995 US, New York City
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Lawrence Bernard Gales

Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales (March 25, 1936 – September 12, 1995) was an American jazz double-bassist.Gales began playing bass at age 11, and attended the Manhattan School of Music in the late 1950s. In that decade and the beginning of the next he worked with J.C. Heard, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, Herbie Mann, Junior Mance, and Joe Williams. From 1964 to 1969 he was a member of the Thelonious Monk Quartet, where he recorded extensively and toured worldwide. After 1969, Gales relocated to Los Angeles, where he worked frequently on the local scene with Erroll Garner, Willie Bobo, Red Rodney, Sweets Edison, Benny Carter, Blue Mitchell, Clark Terry, and Kenny Burrell. He also recorded with Buddy Tate, Bennie Green, Sonny Stitt, Mary Lou Williams, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Criss, and Bi

  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Violoncello
  • Jazz
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Round Midnight on A Message From Monk by Larry Gales
Straight No Chaser on A Message From Monk by Larry Gales
Ruby My Dear on A Message From Monk by Larry Gales
Off Minor on A Message From Monk by Larry Gales
Let's Call This on A Message From Monk by Larry Gales
A Message from the High Priest on A Message From Monk by Larry Gales

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Title Artist Year Type
A Message From MonkLarry Gales1991Album
Getting Some Fun Out Of LifeDave Frishberg, Marshall Royal, Bob Findley, Larry Gales, Steve SchaefferAlbum
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