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Interview: Exploring Gary Finney's Love of Jazz
Video Interview by David VanAmburg

Gary FinneyIntroduction

I love Gary Finney's mind - the way he thinks, writes, and verbaly expresses his perceptions of the universe. He hears music through the ears of a trained drummer (something I'll never be able to do), but he speaks of it as a Zen poet might. You get a sense of his spirit in this brief video.

I caught up with Gary following a JazzErie board meeting for a brief conversation. (Please excuse the background noise. A hallway in the Plymouth Tavern was the quietest spot we could find.)

Gary's love of fusion is somewhat uncommon in the North Coast. I hope to follow up with a longer interview in a quieter spot soon. I'm curious to chat more about the interaction of Miles, Zawinal, Mahavishnu, and so many others in the birth of fusion.

Enjoy,
David

 

A Glimpse Into the Mind of Gary (5:22)

By David VanAmburg
December 31, 2011