Earl Gardner
Background information
Origins USA
Born 19 April 1950
Occupation Musician
Instruments Trumpet
Genres Jazz, pop
Years active 1976-present
Associated acts The Power Station
David Bowie
Talking Heads
Paul Simon

Earl Wesley Gardner, Jr. (born NYC, 19 April 19 1950) is an American jazz trumpeter, whose work has included performing on The Power Station's Living In Fear album.

Biography[edit | edit source]

In 1976, Earl joined The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra. This was a jazz big band formed by trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis, that won the 1978 Grammy Award for the album Live In Munich.

Other work includes performing on David Bowie's Never Let Me Down, Talking Heads' Naked and on the 1997 album Living In Fear by The Power Station.

A selection of credits[edit | edit source]

  • 1979: Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington - Zoot Sims with the Benny Carter Orchestra
  • 1986: Graceland - Paul Simon
  • 1987: Never Let Me Down - David Bowie
  • 1988: Naked - Talking Heads
  • 1997: Big Band - Joe Henderson
  • 1997: Living In Fear - The Power Station
  • 2004: The Best of the Talking Heads - Talking Heads
  • 2008: Appearing Nightly - Carla Bley
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