You have no idea…

…how tight the jazz scene is, especially the Chicago scene. We in the local fo-do community are often this way, but we can still learn from this.
Henry Johnson
Just heard about the passing of Chicago drummer, Gerryck King. He was personally responsible for introducing and recommending me to Joe Williams. When I met him, he could scat and play almost every Billy Cobham solo recorded at that time. We played a lot together in Chicago jazz clubs during the early 70’s. By the early 80’s, he had moved up to playing with the heavy hitters like Ray Brown, Gene Harris, and Joe Williams. Thank goodness that he’s played on some great jazz recordings and we’ll always be able to listen to him. Condolences to the King family. R.I.P. Gerryck. You were a bad cat, my friend.LikeUnlike ·

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