The history of this recording is particular to the jazz life in general, experienced by most who participate
in that existence. It was just another gig organized by jazz promoters in Gary’s hometown of San Diego,
California in the early nineties.
The venue was a jazz club, The Loft, one flight of stairs up in Pacific Beach. A local jazz fan recorded the evening. Gary LeFebvre was one of the legends of late twentieth century jazz, who had played with Red Rodney after Charlie Parker passed away, with a long list of his many big band and small ensemble credits.
What is truly unique on this CD, is the fact that it is the only recording of the bass player Hank Dobbs, whose
troubled life ended early, not long after this performance. The drummer was Bob Weller, a San Diego fixture, who is also a marvelous piano player and all around musician.
Finally, Art Johnson playing the only live recording of his seven string guitar.
There will be two volumes from this live recording.
1. Autumn Leaves
2. Opus De Funk
3. Dolphin Dance
4. All The Things You Are
5. Some Other Time
6. Stella By Starlight