Larry Douglas Alltet, The - Dedications Lp
- Rare Private Pressed 1985 San Francisco Jazz-Fusion- First vinyl reissue since 1985- Comes with sleeve notes from Larry Douglas himself- 180g BLACK vinyl limited to 500 copies (w/obi strip)//Larry Douglas has ruled as one of San Francisco's top trumpet/flugelhorn players for more than three decades. A native of Statesboro, Georgia, Douglas found early inspiration in the music of his older brother Gary (who played trumpet) and his high school teacher James Blakely (who played alto saxophone). While in college, he and his group Funk, Incorporated (a self-proclaimed Earth, Wind, & Fire pre-cursor band), took first place in the national and international levels of the Budweiser Music Festival competition. He moved to San Francisco, as a member of the United States Army's Sixth Division Band, in 1975. With his velvety-silky tone and wide-ranging musical curiosity, Douglas has been one of the Bay Area's biggest jazz names for decades.In addition to leading his own Jazz-funk group, (The Larry Douglas Alltet), he has worked with such stellar musicians as Freddie Hubbard, Chuck Berry, Albert Collins and Sun Ra. As a member of `Johnny Otis and His Orchestra', his playing was featured on four albums including the Grammy-nominated `Spirit Of The Black Territory Bands'_and later Douglas toured internationally with Johnny's son, Shuggie Otis. Mr. Douglas has a Bachelor's degree in instrumental music education from Florida A&M, and a Masters of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory, Douglas has shared his musical knowledge with students at Aptos Middle School, from 1981 until 1990, and Galileo High School of San Francisco, since 1991. He also teaches a jazz history course at Vista Community College. Currently Douglas collaborates with renowned percussionist Jorge Pineda, whose curvier approach to Latin percussion and improvisational fluency make for a shimmering partnership.Larry Douglas has become a mentor and a father to five children of his own. All of them followed in his musical footsteps. One of...
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