Thoughts On The Dead

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Black Guy In A White Vest; White Guy In A Black Shirt; Terrible Guitar

jerry black guy studio
I will forego the usual Branford joke to say this: Pall Malls, Garcia? Jesus, buddy.

ALSO: Who is this?


  1. It’s ornette

  2. That is the Steinberger guitar that Jerry 1st attempted playing anything on following his coma. I guess his thinking was “Well, if its gonna suck, might as well have it happen on the suckiest instrument I can think of”. Or, Bobby was asked to bring along a guitar when he visited next ” No hijinks, Weir. Just grab the plainest, most run-of-the-mill, least ostentatious, most un-White Lion-like, non-Jewy sounding one you’ve got. Are we clear?”

  3. Probably during recording sessions for Ornette’s “Virgin Beauty” album. One of the three tracks on which Jerry plays here:
    I do know Jerry was aware of Coleman’s theory of harmolodics – check it out, cool concept, necessary for a ‘modern’ approach for improvised music.
    Keep it up TotD!

  4. I’m pretty sure you had a post about him when he died.

  5. Sir Luther Von Baconson

    August 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    i wonder if Jerry ever ran pell mell with a pack a Pall Malls?

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