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Eddie Gladden


b. 6 Dec 1937, Newark, NJ, USA, d. 30 Sept 2003, Newark, NJ, USA. As a little child, Gladden exhibited a precocious desire for drumming, hammering aside at the home furniture until his mom bought him a couple of drums. He went to Newark’s Arts SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, majoring in music, and was quickly active in a variety of local rings. His affects included Artwork Blakey and Maximum Roach, in addition to New Jersey-based drummers Friend Mack and Bobby Thomas. One of the music artists with whom he worked well while he was in his early twenties had been trumpeters Johnny Coles and Woody Shaw, saxophonists Conrad Lester and Friend Terry, and organists Freddie Roach and Larry Small. In 1972 he toured with Wayne Moody then caused several jazz organizations, including those led by Richie Cole, Kenny Dorham, Jimmy McGriff, Cecil Payne, Shirley Scott, and Horace Metallic. His most significant employing was the decade-long spell he spent with Dexter Gordon. He became a member of Gordon’s quartet in 1977 and performed on many worldwide tours and many recording sessions, therefore spreading audience knowing of his drumming abilities. Gladden experienced a heart stroke in 1988, getting his association with Gordon to a finish. Later, diabetes even more curtailed his playing. Through the 90s, Gladden performed occasionally but hardly ever strayed much outside his city. In 1995, he performed upon this One’s For Ja with ‘Big’ John Patton. Several weeks before his loss of life, he took component inside a photographic program, Great Day time In Jersey, structured from the Newark Star-Ledger. Among additional music artists with whom he performed and documented during his profession had been Chet Baker, George Wires, Kirk Lightsey, Jimmy Raney, John Stubblefield and Mickey Tucker. A forceful drummer with impeccable period, Gladden was a new player much appreciated by his affiliates, including bass participant Rufus Reid, who for some time performed alongside him in Gordon’s music group: ‘He was an easy task to play with, nevertheless, you needed to be in a position to play or he’d stepped on you.’

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Full Name Eddie Gladden
Date Of Birth December 6, 1937
Died September 30, 2003, Newark, New Jersey, United States
Music Songs Song Of Her, It's Allright With Me, Just One Of Those Things, The Song Is You, Along Came Betty, Two Tenor Winner, Donkey dust, Groovin' High, The Water Bearer, Make The Man Love Me, Half and Half, Everyday politics, I'll Never Stop Loving You, All My Love, Wayne Shorter, Witch Hunt, Number nine, Pee Wee, A Monk's Dream, Midnight sun, Little Daphne, Golden Legacy, Marcus' Mates, Fixed Wing, Lower Bridge Level, Loves I Once Knew, Moon, Pinocchio, Windmill, Lolita, Isotope, Lament
Albums Kirk N Marcus, Lightsey To Gladden, The Master, Isotope

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