Gary Foster (pictured here) is featured below in a beautiful performance with Charlie Haden Quartet West (h/t KUSP‘s Alan Mertens).
Foster has been active in LA studios for five decades playing saxophones, clarinets, and flutes, and has been teaching since the 1960s. He cites Lennie Tristano, Clare Fischer, and Warne Marsh as important figures in his professional life. For a decade Foster was a member of the Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band.
As a jazz artist he has recorded for Concord. This week’s “In The Groove” will include a couple of tasty selections from one of these recordings.