George Cables

Cables_span9

George Cables in performance at the 2013 Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, Maryland

A widely respected modern mainstream pianist, George Cables has successfully battled health problems in recent times and made a comeback. Born in New York City in 1944, he was classically trained. While attending Mannes College of Music, he formed the Jazz Samaritans with Steve Grossman and Billy Cobham. Cables recorded with Paul Jeffrey and Max Roach and in 1969 had a breakthrough due to a short stint with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and associations with Sonny Rollins (with whom he recorded Sonny Rollins’ Next Album) and Joe Henderson. Cables worked with Henderson into 1971 and was a major part of the groups of Freddie Hubbard (1971-76), Dexter Gordon (1976-78) and Art Pepper (1979-82).

In addition, he worked with Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, Roy Haynes, Bebop and Beyond, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Williams, Frank Foster, Philly Joe Jones, Frank Morgan and Dizzy Gillespie. While being one of the favorite pianists of many jazz greats, Cables has also recorded frequently as a leader through the years, including over 20 CDs for such labels as Contemporary (the notable Cables Vision album in 1979), Concord, SteepleChase, HighNote, Kind of Blue and several Japanese companies. Cables has helped to define modern jazz piano in a style that is tied to the tradition but always fresh and forward-looking. A successful liver transplant in late-2007 ended a period of inactivity and, although currently waiting for another kidney, George Cables has returned to the jazz scene with energy and enthusiasm.

Edit

Albums

George_cables-bluesology_thumb

Bluesology

SteepleChase

One For My Baby

SteepleChase

Shared Secrets

Muse
Bob_cables-looking_for_light_thumb

Looking for the Light

Musefx Records
Mitchellr_thumb

Live at Port Townsend

Challenge Records
George_cables_trio-a_letter_to_dexter_thumb

A Letter to Dexter

Kind of Blue
Cables_thumb

You Don’t Know Me

Kind of Blue
Thecookers_thumb

Warriors

JLP
  • Email E-mail
  • Share Share
  • Rss RSS
  • Report Report

Next Artist

George Cartwright