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date: 21 January 2021

Cables, George (Andrew )locked

  • Paul Rinzler
  • , revised by Barry Kernfeld


(Andrew )

(b New York, Nov 14, 1944). American pianist, keyboard player, and composer. Having begun with instruction from his mother, he studied at the High School of the Performing Arts and then at Mannes College (1963–5) and when he was 18 formed the Jazz Samaritans with Steve Grossman, Clint Houston, and Billy Cobham; he was strongly influenced by Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock. He played with Art Blakey (1969), Sonny Rollins (1969), Joe Henderson (1969–71), and Freddie Hubbard (1971–6), and during the same period recorded with Woody Shaw (1970, 1972), Joe Chambers (1971), and Billy Harper (1973). In Los Angeles he formed a trio, Cable Car, and performed at local clubs, sometimes on electric piano. He was at the Keystone Korner in San Francisco with Dexter Gordon in December 1976, then played regularly with Gordon from ...

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