02 Jun JERRY GARCIA- “3rd SOLO LP”

Jerry Garcia. His Spirit will Shine Forever. Photo-Art by Ben Upham. Magical Moment Photos.

Jerry Garcia's Spirit of Light will Shine Forever. Photo-Art by Ben Upham. Magical Moment Photos.

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JERRY GARCIA-
“3rd SOLO LP”
BY KATHIE STASICA & GEORGE MANGRUM
THE DAILY REVIEW
HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA
FEBRUARY 6, 1976

The “San Francisco Sound” has been synonymous with the name Jerry Garcia since the early 60’s when he began putting out music with the Grateful Dead. Today the name has a new meaning — Jerry has worked himself into a music legend in the Bay Area.
Jerry is 33 now, but he still eats, sleeps and works music 24 hours a day. If he isn’t playing, practicing, writing or recording with the Grateful Dead, he is out doing solo gigs with the different bands he’s put together. Even on days when he has a concert, Jerry will practice for hours ahead of time.
Jerry has begun this year with his third solo album, “Reflections” on which he has eight strong cuts, including an old tune, “I’ll Take A Melody.”
I’m very pleased with it (the new album),” Jerry said during a rehearsal break at Keystone Berkeley. “I’ve been working on it since August. I didn’t just sit down and record it, I’ve been working on it off and on. Some of the later cuts we began recording as recently as December.” Four of the songs are co-written by Jerry and Robert Hunter. The rest are by people like Allen Toussaint and Hank Ballard.
“I pretty much like all the songs on this album equally. There were no cuts that I looked back on as mistakes to have put on the album as I have on some. I like the ones on this album. They are there because of my interest in them.”
The Grateful Dead will also be having a new album coming out this summer, which is a sound track from a new movie about them. “The movie will really be about the five-night concert we did at Winterland, the concert and the people,” he said. “It won’t be just a filmed concert, although the music will feature largely. “I’ve been living with the memory of those concerts during the past year. I still get off on them.”
And of course, there is the always asked question about the reunion of the Grateful Dead. Jerry cleared that up quick. “We will be rehearsing in about a month and we will probably continue to rehearse for a couple of months and then go out and play.
Besides creating a lot of good albums, what else has Jerry Garcia been into lately?
“Well, I’ve been listening to a lot of piano. I’ve been getting more into keyboards, harmony, chord voicing and arrangements. The kinds of things I am interested in are modern instruments, modern approaches. By modern I mean 20th Century.
What happened to the famous $200,000 sound system that the Grateful Dead bought?
“Well, the most part of it is in mothballs. Some parts of it are out helping other bands like Kingfish. “We have plans, some time or other, to build ourselves a place to perform that would be like our home base. I think the direction we would like to go toward would be to install some kind of permanent sound system that could use the place as a building to perform, and as a lab to new kinds of ideas. “It would not be large but it would be large enough to have concerts in and to present ourselves in. It would be somewhere between one and three thousand capacity.”

GRATEFUL DEAD DISCOGRAPHY:
1967 The Grateful Dead
1968 Anthem of the Sun
1969 Aoxomoxoa
1969 Live dead
1970 Workingman’s Dead
1970 American Beauty
1971 Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses)
1972 Europe ’72 (Live)
1973 History of the Grateful Dead (Bear’s Choice)
1973 Wake of the Flood
1974 Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel
1975 Blues for Allah
1976 Steal your Face (Live)
1977 Terrapin Station
1978 Shakedown Street
1980 Go to Heaven
1981 Reckoning (Acoustic Live)
1981 Dead Set (Electric Live)
1987 In the Dark
1989 Dylan & the Dead
1989 Built to Last
1990 Without a Net (Live)

JERRY GARCIA BAND DISCOGRAPHY:
1971 Hooteroll? (w/ Howard Wales)
1972 Garcia
1973 Live at Keystone (w/ Merl Saunders)
1974 Compliments
1976 Reflections
1978 Cats Under the Stars
1982 Run for the Roses
1988 Almost Acoustic (Live)
1991 Jerry Garcia Band (Live)
1991 Garcia Grisman
1993 Not For Kids Only (w/ Grisman)
1996 Shady Grove (w/ Grisman)
1997 How Sweet it is (Live)
1998 So What (w/ Grisman)
2001 Dont Let Go (Live)
2001 Shining Star (Live)
2004 After Midnight (Live 1980)
2005 Garcia Plays Dylan (Live)
2009 Let it Rock (Live 1975)

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE GRATEFUL DEAD AND JERRY GARCIA PHOTOS AND ARTWORK:
GRATEFUL DEAD- WINTERLAND 12-27-77
and
JERRY GARCIA BAND- CHENEY 10-27-78
and
GRATEFUL DEAD/GARCIA ARTWORK by BEN UPHAM III
and
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