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Gryce, Gigi


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  • Variants

    • Gryce, George General
    • Qusim, Basheer
    • Sears, Lee
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19271128
    • Death Date

        19830317
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Boston Conservatory
        • Organization: (naf) Jazz Lab Quintet
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Pensacola (Fla.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Pensacola (Fla.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: Young Byrd [SR] p1977 (a.e.)container (Gigi Gryce, alto sax)
    • found: Cohen, Noal. Rat race blues, 2001:ECIP t.p. (Gigi Gryce) data sheet (jazz composer and alto saxophonist) galley (George General Grice, Jr., b. Pensacola, Nov. 28, 1925; Gigi (so named for his initials: G.G.); 1960s Gryce assumed new identity officially becoming Basheer Qusim; d. Pensacola, Mar. 17, 1983)
    • found: Wikipedia, Apr. 18, 2012(Gigi Gryce (also known as Basheer Qusim or Lee Sears; born George General Grice, Jr. November 28, 1925 in Pensacola, Florida -- March 14, 1983 in Pensacola, Florida) was an American saxophonist, flautist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, educator, and big band leader)
    • found: Lead sheets, 1961:caption (Strange feelin' / by Lee Sears)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Gryce, Gigi; jazz musician, composer, saxophonist, flutist; born 28 November 1927 in Pensacola, Florida, United States; skills on flute, alto saxophone, clarinet, and piano; began performing in and around Hartford, both as a sideman and as the leader of his own twenty-three-piece group (1946); attended the Boston Conservatory (1948); won a Fulbright scholarship to study music in Paris (1952); returned to the United States (1953); toured the United States and Europe with Lionel Hampton's group for six months; created several original arrangements, including “Paris the Beautiful,” “Capri,”; led his own group, the Jazz Lab Quintet (1955); recorded one LP “Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet” (1960) and “The Rat Race Blues” with his new quintet (1960); produced several well-known compositions, most notably “Nica's Tempo,” (1950s); retired from performing (1961); best known for his writing, which included several compositions that became jazz standards; died 17 March 1983 in Pensacola, Florida, United States)
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    • 1979-10-02: new
    • 2020-01-18: revised
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