Jazz legend’s legacy will live on (via The Daily Mail)

A local group of jazz professionals is celebrating the sweet success of preserving the legacy of an often-unknown jazz master — Gary McFarland.

Before his untimely death at the age of 38, McFarland was a prominent jazz vibraphonist, vocalist, producer and composer of the ‘60s and early ‘70s. His music career is making a comeback.

Thanks to the efforts of a group of professional jazz musicians called “The Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble,” his music has now been re-recorded on the recently released CD “Circulation, the Music of Gary McFarland.”

“We are working on promoting his music in different ways for the future,” said drummer Michael Benedict. “This is the first major way Gary’s work is being introduced to a new generation.”

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