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I took a lil’ time to chill this afternoon before catching a flight home, and was enjoying this



when I heard this



It turns out that my favorite beer server at my favorite brewpub likes to find obscure musicians by searching birthdays. Well, he found a gem with Wilton Gaynair. Liner notes of the CD say that Wilton was from Jamaica, but moved to Europe in the ‘50s. Awesome, fat tone, and ultimately musical lines. I’ve got to find some Gaynair for my personal collection.

Anyone else heard of this artist?
 

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Wow. This is the first I've ever heard of this Jamaican ex-pat Tenor. Well worth checking out!! Soulful, muscular. "Blue Ghana" is on youtube with a few more.
Thank you.
 

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Great sound. Like, if he had gone a different direction he would've fit into the 'Texas tenor' bag pretty well.
 

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Really appreciate the tip, Doc! As said above, awesome tone, soulful, muscular playing. I’m digging this one, I’m sure I’ll like many others.
https://youtu.be/C8fREv7fvfY
 

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He was obviously rated pretty highly by musician contemporaries in London. Terry Shannon and Bill Eyden were among the top session men of the day.
 

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Great news - I found this CD on Amazon and it is wonderful. I’ve been listening to it all week long on my commute.

Gotta say one thing for the California rush hour traffic, it makes for an excellent listening opportunity!

Highly recommended! (Wilton Gaynair, that is. Not the traffic.)
 

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“Joy Spring” by Wilton “Bogey” Gaynair - More awesome tenor tone!

“Joy Spring” is in my head - thought I’d share Wilton’s version with you here. Thanks to Dave Pollack for sharing his Two Tenors version, which is a more driving tempo.

Either way, it’s a great tune.

 
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