JOHN GILL SINGS A SAD SONG FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Our hero John Gill says, “Everyone has a little Elvis in them somewhere,” and he proved this once again at Terry Waldo’s Sunday gig (December 18) down in the darkness of Fat Cat, 75 Christopher Street, New York City.  There’s a direct line from Presley to Gill to us, and this song is my idea of a healthy corrective to all the manufactured holiday cheer.

John Gill by Marce Enright / New England Traditional Jazz Plus

John Gill by Marce Enright / New England Traditional Jazz Plus

John’s colleagues, helping him find his way on his dark indigo quest, are Terry Waldo, piano; Brian Nalepka, string bass; Jay Lepley, drums; Jim Fryer, trombone; Evan Arntzen, reeds; Jon-Erik Kellso, cornet.

May your happiness increase!

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One response to “JOHN GILL SINGS A SAD SONG FOR THE HOLIDAYS

  1. Hi John Gill
    First saw you playing with Turk Murphy at Earthquake McGoon’s on The Wharf back in 1970 something. I became a fan for life. So glad to see you’re going strong. Your music captures Turk’s just as Turk captured Lu Watters.
    Your music has spread to Wales in the UK where I live! Well done.

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