Gary McFarland
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80 Miles An Hour Through Beer Can Country
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Flamingo
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Surburbia Two Poodles And A Plastic Jesus
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On This Site Shall Be Errected
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If I'm Elected

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Largely forgotten now, Gary McFarland was one of the more significant contributors to orchestral jazz during the early '60s. An "adult prodigy," as Gene Lees accurately noted, McFarland was an ingenious composer whose music could reveal shades of complex emotional subtlety and clever childlike simplicity. While in the Army, he became interested in jazz and attempted to play trumpet, trombone, and piano. In 1955, he took up playing the vibes. Displaying a quick ability for intere... Read more

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