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Mario Delgado/Sergio Carolino/Alexandre Frazao: TGB

Read "TGB" reviewed by Clifford Allen


The title TGB is not necessarily a Portuguese translation of “Taking Care of Business," though it certainly could be. In this case, the acronym only refers to the instrumentation: Tuba, Guitarra y Bateria (tuba, guitar and drums), certainly one of the more original instrumental combinations to occur in the history of improvised music. Joe Daley and Ray Draper, after all, had to rely on much more traditional instrumentation for their rare leadership opportunities (Draper's band including John Coltrane, among others), ...


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