Charles Gayle

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Birthday
28, 1939
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
28, 1939 (age 79)
Birthplace
New York

About

Masterful musician who was known for his proficiency as a free jazz saxophonist, pianist, bass clarinetist, bassist, and percussionist.

Before Fame

He was an instructor at the University of Buffalo until the early 1970s when he moved to New York City.

Trivia

He chose to be homeless for twenty years in order to "shed" his history and life. He played saxophone on subway platforms and street corners at all points in the Big Apple.

Family Life

He generally refused to discuss his family background in public and was born in Buffalo.

Associated With

He was heavily influenced by the likes of John Coltrane, Art Tatum, and Louis Armstrong.