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Eddie Gale Obituary July 2020
Eddie Gale Memorial August 2020

City of San José Honors Eddie Gale with Lighting

Photo Gallery | August 15, 2020
The City of San José City recently honored Eddie Gale, San José's Ambassador of Jazz, with a lighting of City Hall's Tower and Rotunda buildings. Visit the photo gallery.

Trailblazing Sun Ra Arkestra Jazz Trumpeter Eddie Gale Dies

Grammys | July 14, 2020
Eddie Gale, the renowned jazz trumpeter that played alongside John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor and more died on July 10. He was 78. The musician reportedly died after battling cancer. His jazz label, Blue Note Records, announced his death on July 13...Read More

Eddie Gale (1941-2020)

Blue Note Records | July 13, 2020
Eddie Gale, the pioneering Brooklyn-born jazz trumpeter, passed away on July 10 at the age of 78. Gale began his career as a sideman with Sun Ra and appeared on avant-garde classics of the Blue Note catalog including Cecil Taylor's Unit Structures... Read More

Eddie Gale, Jazz Trumpeting Great, Dies at 78

Billboard | July 14, 2020
Eddie Gale, a pioneering jazz trumpeter who work on numerous classics with Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor and many more, died Friday (July 10) after a battle with cancer. He was 78... Read More

Eddie Gale 1941-2020

Jazz Times | July 15, 2020
Eddie Gale, an avant-garde jazz trumpeter who pushed a forward-thinking vision and strongly advocated for both the music and its practitioners over a nearly 60-year career, died July 10 in San Jose, California. He was 78... Read More

The Galaxy-Expanding, Peace-Loving Trumpet Of Eddie Gale: Hear The Essentials

NPR | July 15, 2020
During jazz's first half-century, there were several great musicians who were all-but criminally under-recorded, relative to their talent. They include the clarinetist Jimmy Noone, trumpeter Freddie Webster and, most famously, pianist Herbie Nichols... Read More

'San Jose's Ambassador of Jazz' Eddie Gale has died at 78

San Jose Mercury News | July 13, 2020
Eddie Gale, an acclaimed trumpeter whose popularity in his adopted home earned him the title of "San Jose's Ambassador of Jazz," died Friday. He was 78 and had reportedly been battling cancer for quite some time... Read More

Trumpeter Eddie Gale, RIP at 78

KUVO | July 13, 2020
Eddie Gale, the pioneering Brooklyn-born jazz trumpeter who began his career as a sideman with legendary jazz artists such as Sun Ra, Larry Young, and Cecil Taylor before forging his path as a band leader on Blue Note Records and a performer and music educator on the East and West Coasts, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020... Read More

San Jose Jazz Legend Donates Dozens Of New Trumpets To Get Next Generation Playing

NBC Bay Area | May 10, 2017
An older musician once gave a much younger Eddie Gale a piece of advice, something the legendary jazz trumpet player still follows to this very day, "He said, 'Man, just trust me, any time you ever see your name in print ... hold onto it,'" Gale said... Read More

Vindicating karma: jazz and the Black Arts movement

University of Massachusetts Amherst | Doctoral Dissertations 1896 - February 2014
Another important attempt to explicitly express this blacknuss idea was trumpeter Eddie Gale's 1968 LP Ghetto Music, as well as the 1969 follow-up Black Rhythm Happening, also on Blue Note. Gale, whose background included work with Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Larry Young, and Jackie McLean... Read More

Profile of San Jose's Ambassador of Jazz