Les Spann

Gemini

Gemini

  • Release Date: 02 Oct 2001
  • OJCCD-1948-2

Equally accomplished as a guitarist and a flutist, Les Spann was a mainstay of the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet and the Quincy Jones big band during the period when Gemini was recorded. He sometimes imparted to his guitar the rough and jubilant tone associated with blues players of the south-central Arkansas flatlands where he grew up, but Spann was a thoroughly educated and harmonically sophisticated musician. Capable of speed and precise articulation on the flute, he leavened his solos … MORE