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Eddie Gale & The Dick Griffin Now Band

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Eddie Gale performs "African Sunshine"

Hallwalls presents two legendary brass musicians at Soundlab next Thursday for a special off-site concert. Eddie Gale was a pioneering force in the jazz world in the 1960s and 1970s along with contemporaries John Coltrane and Jackie McLean, and he has also spent time with the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra. Dick Griffin's way with the trombone has lead him into company with such greats as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, James Brown, Harry Belafonte and Michael Jackson—­and that's just the short list. Griffin's unique technique, called "circularphonics," allows him to breathe through the chords and has earned him a reputation as one of the best jazz trombonists in the world. The two band leaders will be backed by some of Buffalo’s finest talent (aka the Nucleo Polyglot), with Michael Hermanson on a second trombone, Steve Baczkowski playing baritone/tenor sax, Greg Piontek on contrabass, and John Bacon hitting the drums. Pictured above is trumpet master Eddie Gale.

Thursday, September 28 at 8pm. Soundlab 110 Pearl St. (440-5907); $10. Contact Hallwalls at 854-1694

or for details.