- Gary W. Kennedy
(b Lynchburg, VA, May 13, 1929). American record producer. He played trumpet in school bands and read psychology at Duke University. In 1954 he became head of artists and repertory for Bethlehem; in 1956 he left to join ABC-Paramount, where in 1960 he founded the label Impulse! and produced albums by, among others, Gil Evans, Oliver Nelson, and Ray Charles. Late in ...