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Jef Gilson

Jef Gilson
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French pianist Jef Gilson (born 25 July 1926 in Guebwiller, France, died 5 February 2012) came up in the 60s and played in a straight-ahead hard bop style and also made forays into Afro-jazz and free jazz, including a noteworthy version of Pharoah Sanders' "The Creator Has a Master Plan." He featured the young violinist Jean Luc Ponty on some early recordings, and also appeared on Magma drummer Christian Vander's Vander et les Trois Jeffs. The pianist led numerous ensembles ranging from trios to creative big bands during his career, including the Jef Gilson Nonet, Jef Gilson et Malagasy, and the Jef Gilson Orchestra.
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Jef Gilson / Malagasy — Gilson et Malagasy Jef Gilson / Malagasy — Gilson et Malagasy
(Jazzman JMANCD 065, 1974/2014, 4CD / 5LP+45RPM)
Christian Vander — Christian Vander et les 3 Jef Christian Vander — Christian Vander et les 3 Jef
(PALM 6, 1973, LP)
Jean-Luc Ponty Jean Charles Capon, Gilbert Rovere, Lionel Magal, Jef Gilson — Concert à la M.J.C. Colombes Jean-Luc Ponty Jean Charles Capon, Gilbert Rovere, Lionel Magal, Jef Gilson — Concert à la M.J.C. Colombes
(PALM 2, 1972, LP)
Jef Gilson — Le Massacre du Printemps Jef Gilson — Le Massacre du Printemps
(Futura Records GER 33, 1971, LP)
Jef Gilson Big Band — Jef Gilson A Gaveau Jef Gilson Big Band — Jef Gilson A Gaveau
(SFP 10.004, 1965, LP)
Jef Gilson — Enfin! Jef Gilson — Enfin!
(Disques Du Club De L'Échiqui, 1963, LP)
Jef Gilson / Jean-Luc Ponty / Jean-Louis Chautemps — Œil Vision Jef Gilson / Jean-Luc Ponty / Jean-Louis Chautemps — Œil Vision
(Compagnie Européenne Du Disq, 1963, LP)

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