Gigi Gryce

Gigi Gryce (1925-1983), was an American saxophonist and clarinetist, flutist as well as a composer, arranger, educator, and composer. Gryce’s performing career was short, and his work is not well-known compared to other musicians of the same generation. Gryce was primarily a jazz musician. However, he studied composition at the Boston Conservatory with Daniel Pinkham and Alan Hovhaness after World War II. While there, he also composed several symphonic compositions. Gryce was well-known for his innovative bebop music, which he used as his primary instrument the alto saxophone. Tadd Dameron and Lionel Hampton were among Gryce’s musicians. Art Farmer and Donald Byrd also performed with him. Text contributed by users is available under Creative Commons By–SA License. It may also be available under GNU FDL.

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