When George Cables was going to school in New York
City he used to walk the streets at night, taking in the
cosmopolitan sights and sounds, mentally recording his
encounters with "so many different kinds of people." In
his musical career as well, Cables has prowled
sidestreets and main thoroughfares in relative anonymity,
absorbing countless influences into his personal style.
Born in New York City on November 14, 1944, Cables
was classically trained as a youth and when he started at
the High School of Performing Arts, he admittedly "didn't
know anything about jazz." But he was soon smitten with
the potential for freedom of expression he heard in jazz.
The young Cables was impressed by such keyboardists
as Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea