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Gary Bartz

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: September 26, 1940    

Gary Bartz

Jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz first came to New York in 1958 to attend the Julliard Conservatory of Music. Just 17 years old, Gary couldn't wait to come to the city to play and learn. “It was a very good time for the music in New York, at the end of what had been the be-bop era,” says Bartz. “Charlie Parker had passed away three years previously but Miles' group was in its heyday, Monk was down at the Five Spot, and Ornette Coleman was just coming to town. Things were fresh.” Back then, Gary could regularly be found drinking Cokes in the all ages “peanut gallery” of Birdland, enjoying a marathon bill of performers. “If I didn't have money to get in. I'd help somebody carry a drum and sneak in,” laughs Bartz. “I learned that early on.”...
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  • Coltrane Rules (Tao Of A Music Warrior)

    Double Moon Records
    2012
  • Music Is My Sanctuary

    Double Moon Records
    2003
  • Libra / Another Earth

    Double Moon Records
    1998
  • The Red And Orange Poems

    Double Moon Records
    1994
  • Alto Memories

    Double Moon Records
    1994
  • Reflections On Monk - The Final Fronteer

    Double Moon Records
    1989
  • Music / After Glow

    Double Moon Records
    1980
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