"The concept of the floating personnel was a necessity - so many good musicians are always up for free-lance gigs - but the high musical standards of the varying personnel has assured reasonably steady employment ever since for the GLJB, with always a different but consistently excellent sound from one date to the next, depending on who is available from among thirty or so top-flight professionals who move seamlessly in and out of the band. No matter who plays on any given engagement, the Gully Low Jazz Band has an identity David has given it and remains among the best traditionalist groups in the world today."
George Avakian, legendary record producer
At 9:30 on Election Night, 2008, trumpeter Etienne Charles called. Expectant of an Obama victory, he asked David to join him on the streets of Harlem to celebrate. Within an hour, Etienne and David each phoned dozens of musicians, five of whom showed up for what turned out to be a crowd-mesmerizing evening/early morning of unbridled joy.
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