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Gildo Mahones

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I am listening to a Lambert, Hendricks and Ross LP. What a fine pianist Gildo Mahones was. Outside of playing woth LH&R and his session, "The Great Gildo" and Wes Montgomey's "Good Git Together" I don't much more with him playing piano. As far as I know he is still alive, but does he still play?

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You might have better luck if you spelled his name correctly.

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Gildo Mahones is still very much with us but spends most of his time these days playing for his gorgeous baby grandson. after living for many decades in L.A., he and his wife moved to Oakland, CA last year to be closer to their daughter. i know he has done some "sitting in" in SF and Oakland recently.

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You might have better luck if you spelled his name correctly.

The back of the LP had it spelt this way.

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More good Gildo here...

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Booker Ervin, THE BLUES BOOK

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There's a Mahones Prestige date where Larry Young sits in on Bali Hai. That's pretty cool.

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i'm sure Gildo must have recorded with Lorez Alexandria as well.

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Yes, the albums with Alexandria were made for Discovery. Very nice playing by this pianist.

That Prestige double LP can be found as a needle drop on some blog - I gave up finding a copy. That track with Young is less spectacular than one might expect. But this is a very nice piano album, overall. The two Prestige albums of Pony Poindexter feature Mahones, too, and are very nice.

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That Prestige double LP can be found as a needle drop on some blog - I gave up finding a copy.

I came across a fairly good copy in a NYC vinyl shop (Academy?) some years ago for $10 or so. It had a (bearable) scratch on one of the sides so I passed. Been really regretting it ever since !

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I remember him on some Lester Young sides. Aladdin?

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I'd forgotten - he played on this one too.

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I remember him on some Lester Young sides. Aladdin?

Verve/Norgran

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When he says "bio" he is talking about his entry in German Wikipedia.

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I have a very nice trio cd by Gildo Mahones.

Gildo Mahones Trio ( with Bob Maize (bass) & Johnny Kirkwood (drums) - ART Union / Interplay (Japanese)

Recorded in Hollywood, CA on August 14 & 16, 1990

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When he says "bio" he is talking about his entry in German Wikipedia.

ah, thanks for the clarification, Mike. i knew my interpretation was too good to be true! LOL

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You're welcome, Valerie.

FWIW, Mahones can be seen and heard accompanying Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan on this DVD:

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I'm only familiar with him through his fine work on Frank Foster's Blue Note session, Here Comes Frank Foster (which was reissued with a George Wallington date featuring Foster). It's great to hear that he is still active; I'd love to hear him in person.

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Definitely dig him on those Booker Ervin dates.

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Yes, with Booker he plays like he's got gilded cahones.

that is very funny!! I will have to pass this one along to him. I know he'll get a good laugh from it.

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