born on 19/5/1947 in Philadelphia, MS, United States
died on 31/1/1978 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Gregory Herbert (May 19, 1947 January 31, 1978) was an American jazz saxophonist and flautist.
Herbert started on alto sax at age 12. In 1964 he did a short stint in the Duke Ellington Orchestra, then studied at Temple University from 1965 to 1971. While a student he recorded with Pat Martino in 1968. From 1971 to 1975 he toured with Woody Herman, then played with Harold Danko in 1975 and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1975-77. He then played briefly with Chuck Israels and rock band Blood, Sweat and Tears.
Herbert died of a drug overdose in Amsterdam in 1978. He never recorded a session as a leader.
With Pat Martino
- Baiyina (The Clear Evidence) (Prestige, 1968)
- Scott Yanow, [Gregory Herbert at All Music Guide Gregory Herbert] at Allmusic
|Blood, Sweat & Tears|
|* Dave Gellis
|Studio albums||* Child Is Father to the Man
|Live albums||* In Concert
|Compilation albums||* Greatest Hits
|Soundtracks||* The Owl and the Pussy Cat|
|Singles||* "You've Made Me So Very Happy"