Grady Tate

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born on 14/1/1932 in Durham, NC, United States

died on 8/10/2017 in Manhattan, NY, United States

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Grady Tate

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Grady Bernard Tate (January 14, 1932 – October 8, 2017) was an American hard bop and soul-jazz drummer and singer with a distinctive baritone voice. In addition to his work as sideman, Tate released many albums as leader and vocalist, and lent his voice to a number of songs in the animated Schoolhouse Rock! series.

Biography

Tate was born in Hayti, Durham, North Carolina.[1] In 1963 he moved to New York City, where he became the drummer in Quincy Jones's band.[1]

Grady Tate's drumming helped to define a particular hard bop, soul jazz and organ trio sound during the mid-1960s and beyond. His slick, layered and intense sound is instantly recognizable for its understated style in which he integrates his trademark subtle nuances with sharp, crisp "on top of the beat" timing (in comparison to playing slightly before, or slightly after the beat). The Grady Tate sound can be heard prominently on many of the classic Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery albums recorded on the Verve label in the 1960s.[1]

Tate was the drummer on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for six years.[1] During the 1970s he was a member of the New York Jazz Quartet. In 1981 he played drums and percussion for Simon and Garfunkel's Concert in Central Park.

As a sideman he has played with musicians including Jimmy Smith, Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Quincy Jones, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, and Michel Legrand.[1]

Among his most widely heard vocal performances are the songs "I Got Six", "Naughty Number Nine", and "Fireworks" from Multiplication Rock and America Rock, both part of the Schoolhouse Rock series.[1] For the 1973 motion picture Cops And Robbers, Tate sang the title song, written by Michel Legrand and Jacques Wilson.[2] On Mark Murphy's album Living Room, Tate shares the vocal on a medley of Misty and Midnight Sun.

He joined the faculty of Howard University in 1989.[1]

Grady Tate died of complications of Alzheimer's on October 8, 2017 at the age of 85.[3][4] He was survived by his wife Vivian and son Grady, Jr.[4][5]

Discography

As leader

  • 1968: Windmills of My Mind (Skye)
  • 1970: After the Long Drive Home (Skye)
  • 1971: Feeling Life (Skye)
  • 1972: She Is My Lady (Janus)
  • 1973: Multiplication Rock (Capitol)
  • 1975: By Special Request (Buddah)
  • 1977: Master Grady Tate (Impulse!)
  • 1991: TNT (Milestone)
  • 1992: Body & Soul (Milestone)
  • 2006: From the Heart: Songs Sung Live at the Blue Note (Half Note)

As sideman

  • 1962: Charles MingusThe Complete Town Hall Concert (Blue Note)
  • 1963: Gary McFarlandThe In Sound (Verve)
  • 1964: Ben WebsterSee You at the Fair (Impulse!)
  • 1964: Lalo SchifrinNew Fantasy (Verve)
  • 1964: Jimmy SmithThe Cat (Verve)
  • 1964: Nat AdderleyAutobiography (Atlantic)
  • 1964: Oliver NelsonMore Blues and the Abstract Truth (Impulse!)
  • 1964: Lou DonaldsonRough House Blues (Argo)
  • 1964: Cal TjaderSoul Sauce (Verve)
  • 1964: J. J. JohnsonJ.J.! (RCA Victor)
  • 1964: Budd Johnson - Off the Wall (Argo) - with Joe Newman
  • 1964: Quincy Jones - Golden Boy (Mercury)
  • 1965: Milt JacksonRay Brown / Milt Jackson (Verve) - with Ray Brown
  • 1965: Johnny Hodges with Wild Bill DavisJoe's Blues (Verve)
  • 1965: Dorothy AshbyThe Fantastic Jazz Harp of Dorothy Ashby (Atlantic)
  • 1965: Cal Tjader – Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof (Verve)
  • 1965: Illinois JacquetSpectrum (Argo)
  • 1965: Kenny Burrell - Guitar Forms (Verve)
  • 1965: Roland Kirk & Al HibblerA Meeting of the Times (Atlantic)
  • 1965: Jimmy SmithOrgan Grinder Swing (Verve)
  • 1965: Jimmy Smith – Monster (Verve)
  • 1965: Lalo Schifrin – Once a Thief and Other Themes (Verve)
  • 1965: Stanley Turrentine – Joyride (Blue Note)
  • 1965: Gary McFarland and Clark TerryTijuana Jazz (Impulse!)
  • 1965: Kai WindingRainy Day (Verve)
  • 1965: Dave PikeJazz for the Jet Set (Atlantic)
  • 1965: J. J. Johnson – Broadway Express (RCA Victor)
  • 1966: Bill Evans - "Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra" (Verve)
  • 1966: Shirley ScottRoll 'Em: Shirley Scott Plays the Big Bands (Impulse!)
  • 1966: Eric Kloss – Love and All That Jazz (Prestige)
  • 1966: Jimmy Smith – Got My Mojo Workin' (Verve)
  • 1966: Jimmy Smith – Hoochie Coochie Man (Verve)
  • 1966: Gábor Szabó – Gypsy '66 (Impulse!)
  • 1966: Jimmy McGriffThe Big Band (Solid State)
  • 1966: Kai Winding – More Brass, Dirty Dog (Verve)
  • 1966: Oliver Nelson – Oliver Nelson Plays Michelle (Impulse!)
  • 1966: Clark TerryMumbles (Mainstream)
  • 1966: Oliver Nelson – Sound Pieces (Impulse!)
  • 1966: Oliver Nelson – Happenings (Impulse!) - with Hank Jones
  • 1966: Oliver Nelson – Encyclopedia of Jazz (Verve)
  • 1966: Oliver Nelson – The Sound of Feeling (Verve)
  • 1966: J. J. Johnson – The Total J.J. Johnson (RCA Victor)
  • 1966: Johnny Hodges - Blue Notes (Verve)
  • 1967: Kenny BurrellA Generation Ago Today (Verve)
  • 1967: Oliver Nelson – The Spirit of '67 (Impulse!) - with Pee Wee Russell
  • 1967: Kai Winding – Penny Lane & Time (Verve)
  • 1967: Oliver Nelson – The Kennedy Dream (Impulse!)
  • 1967: Stan GetzSweet Rain (Verve)
  • 1967: Johnny HodgesDon't Sleep in the Subway (Verve)
  • 1967: Herbie MannGlory of Love (A&M/CTI)
  • 1968: Stan Getz – What the World Needs Now: Stan Getz Plays Burt Bacharach and Hal David (Verve)
  • 1968: Kenny BurrellBlues – The Common Ground (Verve)
  • 1968: Hubert LawsLaws' Cause (Atlantic)
  • 1968: Roy AyersStoned Soul Picnic (Atlantic)
  • 1968: Eddie HarrisPlug Me In (Atlantic)
  • 1968: Billy TaylorI Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (Tower)
  • 1968: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis – Love Calls (RCA Victor)
  • 1968: Johnny "Hammond" SmithNasty! (Prestige)
  • 1968: J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding – Israel (A&M/CTI)
  • 1968: Nat AdderleyYou, Baby (A&M/CTI)
  • 1968: Milt Jackson – Milt Jackson and the Hip String Quartet (Verve)
  • 1968: Jimmy McGriff – The Worm (Solid State)
  • 1969: Freddie HubbardA Soul Experiment (Atlantic)
  • 1969: Billy Taylor – Sleeping Bee (MPS)
  • 1969: J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding – Stonebone (A&M/CTI [Japan])
  • 1969: Ron CarterUptown Conversation (Embryo)
  • 1969: Hubert LawsCrying Song (CTI)
  • 1969: Lena Horne and Gábor Szabó – Lena & Gabor (Skye)
  • 1969: Pearls Before Swine – These Things Too (Reprise)
  • 1969: Quincy JonesWalking in Space (A&M/CTI)
  • 1969: Phil WoodsRound Trip (Verve)
  • 1970: Johnny Hodges3 Shades of Blue (Flying Dutchman)
  • 1970: Quincy JonesGula Matari (A&M/CTI)
  • 1971: Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Hackett and Mary Lou WilliamsGiants (Perception)
  • 1971: Pearls Before Swine – Beautiful Lies You Could Live In (Reprise)
  • 1971: Quincy JonesSmackwater Jack (A&M/CTI)
  • 1972: Quincy Jones - The Hot Rock OST (Prophesy)
  • 1972: Grant GreenThe Final Comedown (Blue Note)
  • 1972: Eric Kaz – If You're Lonely (Atlantic)
  • 1972: Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" JonesSnake Rhythm Rock (Prestige)
  • 1972: Houston PersonBroken Windows, Empty Hallways, Sweet Buns & Barbeque (Prestige)
  • 1973: Roberta FlackKilling Me Softly (Atlantic)
  • 1973: Leon SpencerWhere I'm Coming From (Prestige)
  • 1973: Lou DonaldsonSophisticated Lou (Blue Note)
  • 1973: Marlena ShawFrom the Depths of My Soul (Blue Note)
  • 1973: Bette MidlerBette Midler (Atlantic)
  • 1973: Shirley Scott – Superstition (Cadet)
  • 1973: Paul SimonThere Goes Rhymin' Simon (Columbia)
  • 1974: Gato BarbieriChapter Three: Viva Emiliano Zapata (Impulse!)
  • 1974: Jack McDuffThe Fourth Dimension (Cadet)
  • 1974: Arif MardinJourney (Atlantic)
  • 1975: Zoot SimsZoot Sims and the Gershwin Brothers (Pablo)
  • 1975: Jack McDuff – Magnetic Feel (Cadet)
  • 1975: Hank JonesHanky Panky (East Wind)
  • 1976: Etta Jones - Ms. Jones to You (Muse)
  • 1976: Phoebe Snow – Second Childhood (Columbia)
  • 1976: Houston Person – The Big Horn (Muse)
  • 1977: Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Dancer with Bruised Knees (Warner Bros.)
  • 1977: Billy Taylor – Live at Storyville (West 54)
  • 1977: Houston Person – The Nearness of You (Muse)
  • 1978: Clifford JordanThe Adventurer (Muse)
  • 1978: New York Jazz Quartet – Blues for Sarka (Enja)
  • 1979: Charlie Earland - Infant Eyes (Muse)
  • 1979: Red Rodney - The 3R's (Muse, released 1982)
  • 1980: Willis Jackson - Nothing Butt... (Muse [rel. 1983])
  • 1981: Charlie Earland - Pleasant Afternoon (Muse)
  • 1981: Grover Washington Jr. – Come Morning (Elektra) - with Tate on vocals
  • 1982: Simon & GarfunkelThe Concert in Central Park (Warner Bros.)
  • 1983: Michel LegrandAfter the Rain
  • 1983: Sadao WatanabeFill Up The Night
  • 1986: Jimmy Smith – Go For Whatcha Know (Blue Note)
  • 1986: Mark Murphy - Living Room
  • 1987: Houston Person - The Talk of the Town (Muse)
  • 1988: Peggy LeeMiss Peggy Lee Sings the Blues (Capitol)
  • 1989: Maureen McGovern – Naughty Baby
  • 1990: Dizzy Gillespie – The Winter in Lisbon (Milan)
  • 1990: Bette MidlerSome People's Lives (Atlantic)
  • 1990: Jimmy Smith – Fourmost: Recorded Live At Fat Tuesday's NYC (Milestone) - with Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell
  • 1990: Jimmy Smith – Fourmost Return (Milestone [rel. 2001]) - with Stanley Turrentine and Kenny Burrell
  • 1991: Bob Thiele Collective – Louis Satchmo
  • 1992: John Hicks – Friends Old and New (Novus/RCA/BMG)
  • 1992: Lalo Schifrin – Jazz Meets the Symphony (Atlantic)
  • 1993: André Previn - What Headphones? (Angel)
  • 1993: Lalo Schifrin – More Jazz Meets the Symphony (Atlantic)
  • 1993: Stanley TurrentineIf I Could (MusicMasters Jazz)
  • 1994: Oscar Peterson and Itzhak PerlmanSide by Side (Telarc)
  • 1995: André Previn - André Previn and Friends Play Show Boat (Deutsche Grammophon)
  • 1995: Lalo Schifrin – Firebird: Jazz Meets the Symphony No. 3 (Four Winds)
  • 1999: Houston Person – Soft Lights (HighNote)
  • 2001: Houston Person – Blue Velvet (HighNote)
  • 2002: Houston Person – Sentimental Journey (HighNote, 2002)
  • 2007: Kenny Barron – The Traveler (Sunnyside)

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Ginell, Richard S. (January 14, 1932). "Allmusic Biography". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Cops and Robbers / Aram Avakian [motion picture]:Bibliographic Record Brief Display". Performing Arts Encyclopedia. Library of Congress. March 22, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  3. ^ Chinen, Nate (October 10, 2017). "Grady Tate, Prodigious Jazz Drummer and Noted Vocalist, Dies at 85". NPR.org. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Schudel, Matt (October 11, 2017). "Grady Tate, drummer who helped drive 1960s soul-jazz movement, dies at 85". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Grady Tate, Prodigious Jazz Drummer And Noted Vocalist, Dies At 85". Npr.org. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  • 1981 Lena Horne, The Lady And Her Music

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