Happy Birthday Barry Galbraith!

Barry GalbraithI just learned that today is the birthday of jazz guitar great Barry Galbraith. He was born December 18, 1919 in McDonald, PA and passed on in 1983. If you don’t know Barry’s work, there’s a great biography here that also features a page of photographs and a discography of Barry’s many record dates (look for the links at the bottom of the page). His only recording as a leader was Guitar and the Wind with Hal McKusick, but he contributed to many recordings as a sideman and authored several instructional books that are still available through music publishers Mel Bay and Jamey Aebersold.

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