The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz

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CABLES, GEORGE ANDREW, pno kybds, comp; b. Brooklyn, NY, 11/14/44. Studied w. moth., a teacher and amateur pnst.; also att. HS. of Pref. Arts 1958-92; Mannes Coll. of Mus. '63-5. At age 18, formed Jazz Samaritans w. Steve Grossman, Clint Houston, Billy Cobham. Arr. for East Harlem Protestant church choir '60s. Worked w. Art Blakey, Max Roach, late '60s; Sonny Rollins '69; Joe Henderson '69-71; Freddie Hubbard '71-6. Pl. pno. and el-pno. in own trio, Cable Car, in LA mid '70s. Pl. w. Gabor Szabo, Bobby Hutcherson mid to late '70s; also w. Woody Shaw; Billy Harper. Worked W. Dexter Gordon at Keystone Korner in SF, Dec. '76, remain. w. Gordon until '78. Rejoin. Blakey in '77 and began an assoc. w. Art Pepper that lasted until the saxist's death in '82. Fr. '80s w. own trio; also w. Bebop and Beyone '84; in NYV mid '90s, w. Pete La Roca Sims' Swingtime; Joe Chambers; others. Cables' comps. have been rec. by Woody Shaw, Woody Herman, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson. Among the best are "Morning Song" and "Helen's song." Favs: Wynton Kelly, Buddy Montgomery, Hancock, Tyner. Fests: all major. CDs: Cont.; DIW; Steep.; Conc.; w. Bebop and Beyond (BM); D. Gordon (Col.; Steep.); Hubbard (CTI); S. Rollins; J. Henderson (Mile.); Hutcherson (Timel.; Land.); F. Morgan (Cont.; Ant.); Pepper (Gal.; Cont.); Joe Farrell (Cont.); W. Shaw; H. Land (Muse); S. Rogers; B. Forman (Conc.); M. Roach; J. Stubblefield (Enja); C. Rouse (Land.); P. Sims (BN).

CACERES, ERNIE (ERNESTO), cl, bari sax; b. Rockport, TX, 11/22/11; d. San Antonio, TX, 1/10/71. Brothers Emilio and Pinero pl. vln. and tpt.pno. respectively. Stud. w. Profess. Bolanos; cl. first, then gtr., which he also pl. in last yrs., saxes. Local bands fr. 1928; trio w. bros. early '30s; Emilio's band in Det. and NYC. with Emilio's trio on Benny Goodman's Camel Caravan radio show '37. Worked w. Bobby Hackett '38-9, '44-5; J. Teagarden '39-40; Bob Zurke '40; Glenn Miller '40-2; Johnny Long '42; T. Dorsey '43; B. Goodman '43-4; W. Herman '44; Billy Butterfield '44-5; band in army '45. fr. '42 to '48, app. w. many trad. gps., incl. E. Condon, at Nick's and other NYC clubs. Own qt. '49; daily TV series w. Garry Moore '50-6; w. Hackett sxt. at Henry Hudson Hotel and fests. '56-7; Butterfield in Va. '60-2, bef. settling in San Antonio. Occ. app. w. Jim Cullum; frequent apps. in '60s at Colo. JP. Film apps. w. Miller. Recs. w. Emilio Caceres; Muggsy Spanier; Jimmy McPartland. CDs: w. Miller; Met. All-Stars; Armstrong; Teagarden (BB); Bechet (Laser.); Condon (Dec.; Stash; Jazz.); R. Eldridge (Dec.); B. Hackett (Dormouse Int'l); Goodman (Col.).

CAIN, JACKIE (JACQUELINE RUTH), voc; b. Milwaukee, WI, 5/22/28. Studied w. Don Maya in Chi. 1947-8. Sang w. hs. gps., mid '40s. First prof. job in Jay Burkhart Orch. w. Lou Levy, Jimmy Gourley, Lee Konitz '47-8. Met Roy Kral '47. Began working on voice-horn concept w. Kral in George Davis gp. after hearing Buddy Stewart and Dave Lambert. Perf. w. Kral for Dave Garroway '48. Feat. prominently w. Charlie Ventura '48-9. Married Kral '49. Led sxt. w. Kral incl. cello and gtr. '49. then trios, qts. Cain and Kral had own TV show in Chi. ca. '51-2. The duo sang w. Ventura again in '53, then worked as Jackie & Roy in nightclubs, concerts, and fests fr. '53. Cain has written lyrics to many of her


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