Al Gafa worked as a studio musician in New York City from 1964 to 1969, where he also played with Kai Winding and Sam Donahue . From 1969 to 1970 he was in the accompanying orchestra of Sammy Davis junior and 1970/71 musical director of the accompanying band of Carmen McRae .
He also played with and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie (1971). Under his own name he played an album for Pablo Records ( Leblon Beach , 1976); also with Susannah McCorkle , Carmen McRae, Paul Simon and Duke Pearson . Tom Lord recorded 34 recording sessions from 1934 to 2011 (acoustic and electric guitar, banjo).
- Carlo Bohländer , Karl Heinz Holler, Christian Pfarr: Reclam's Jazz Guide . 3rd, revised and expanded edition. Reclam, Stuttgart 1989, ISBN 3-15-010355-X .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Gafa, Alexander (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American jazz guitarist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 9, 1941|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||New York City|