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October 21, 03|
|They don't come like that anymore.
Eddie Gladden was the ultimate hip.
He had a fat, swinging sound in any style, from bop to funk.
When he, Kirk Lightsey and Rufus Reid was the band behind Dexter Gordon, the music was flying. I've never heard music swing so hard in my whole life!
Eddie will be totally missed. There's a BIG hole in the jazz world now.