Joe Gallivan

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About Joe Gallivan

After studying music at the University of Miami, Joe Gallivan relocated to New York City, where, in 1961, he and Donald Byrd co-led a band that included Pepper Adams, Eric Dolphy, and Herbie Hancock. In 1962, he began a decades-long collaboration with multi-reed player Charles Austin. An early advocate of electronics, Gallivan tested the Minimoog and Moog drum for inventor Robert Moog, he also played with an all-electronic big band, A TRAIN OF THOUGHT. In the late-80s, Gallivan again relocated, this time to Hawaii, and continued touring and recording, now on his own label, No-Budget Records. A strikingly gifted improviser, Gallivan is also a prolific composer; the innovative renaissance man has written music for jazz ensembles of all sizes as well as for films and television.

Rochester, NY, United States
September 8, 1937
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