The African experience, in the 80s, in which she travelled by truck from Morocco to Kenya, was the inspiration for Jazz Africa, a big band blending jazz and African music, and for several compositions which draw upon the music and cultures of the places she visited.
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Styles Post-Bop. Track Listing. Long Time in Togo. Gail Thompson. I was playing with Art Blakey. I was the first female Jazz Messenger. And then. I had MS. That was the most unfair thing God could ever do to somebody. How could he do that to me? It was Blakey's last band before he died.
I mean, the only female Messenger. What a coup. I did three gigs in London with him, and then. I'd studied flute and clarinet at the Royal College of Music. MS affects your nervous system. I still have it, it won't go away. The shaking depends on your strength of mind, your diet — it depends on how bad your case is. Jacqueline DuPre [the classical cellist] died from it. But I'm not planning to die. She laughs mischievously and looks you in the eye, daring you to contradict her: "I'm beautiful.Shop Gail Force. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1).