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Jazz Reviews Larry Gales Makes the Connection at Marla's
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Liska, A James
Date: Mar 28, 1989
Start Page: 6
Section: Calendar; 6; Entertainment Desk
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Though [Bassist Larry Gales] soloed admirably on several occasions, and sang from the heart on his own composition, "Peach Melba," he was throughout the set what a good bassist should be: a rock-steady accompanist who propels the music and provides the basis of harmonic structure. Nowhere in the set was he better in that role than on Monk's "Straight, No Chaser," a tune that also provided the best vehicle for [Oscar Brashear]'s soaring trumpet and [Herman Riley]'s pensive work on the soprano saxophone. Byline: A. JAMES LISKA

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