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Carl Grubbs 4tet: Stepping Around the Giant

Read "Stepping Around the Giant" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Carl Grubbs is living, breathing proof of the adage “live isn’t fair.” Like so many of his peers, he’s largely fallen through the cracks over the years- a casualty of the public ambivalence that usually signals the lot of creative improvising musicians. But it wasn’t always so; back in the early Seventies with his brother Earl he made a valiant push for the big time through a contract on the Muse label. Three records later the debilitating weight of commerical ...


Carl Grubbs

Read "Carl Grubbs" reviewed by Robert Spencer

Carl Grubbs is an alto and soprano saxophonist from jny: Philadelphia with a singularly distinctive family tree: his cousin is Naima herself, who as John Coltrane's wife inspired one of the most beautiful ballads in jazz. Coltrane was close to Carl's section of the family, and he was quick to teach Carl a thing or two on the saxophone. It shows. Carl Grubbs is a great saxophonist who has played with some of the greatest players ...


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