Catalogue: JASCD 608
Price Code: A
Release Date: 01/11/2000
Bar Code: 604988 06082 9
WILTON "Bogey" GAYNAIR
The name is Wilton 'Bogey' Gaynair. He plays tenor.
Though the name may be new to you now, I think you'll hear it often in the
future. Wilton hails from Kingston, Jamaica, and was a schoolboy contemporary of
trumpeter Dizzy Reece (who can be heard on many Tempo sessions) and saxist Joe
Harriott. "Bogey" is 32 years old (born January 11, 1927) and is no
Johnny-come-lately to jazz. At Dizzy's suggestion he came to Europe in 1955.
When he arrived in London, he sat in at a few clubs, impressing everyone with
his potential and very emotional conception. Then, because at the time the work
scene in town was far from lucrative, Bogey cut out for the Continent where he
has played continuously since. Bogey came back to London for a three-week
holiday in August '59 and for the first few days he could be seen around the
clubs, sax-less, just sitting and listening. I sat and listened with him on
several occasions and watched his favourable reaction to such British tenorists
as Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott, Kathie Stobart, Don Rendell and Bob Efford.
£8.99 / $14.83 / €10.10