Greg Gisbert and Eric Miyashiro as kids playing with Buddy Rich
A very young Greg Gisbert takes an awesome trumpet solo on Love For Sale with the Buddy Rich Big Band. To Greg Gisbert’s left is another very young, but awesome lead trumpet player named Eric Miyashiro. I really don’t know how young they were in this Jazz video and I’m not even going to try to guess.
I’ve had the great opportunity to meet both Greg Gisbert and Eric Miyashiro when I was stationed over in Japan. I saw Greg Gisbert playing trumpet with the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All Star Big Band and Eric Miyashiro was performing with a local Japanese Big Band, I just can’t remember the name of the Big Band.
The Big Band in this video sounds great. Let me know what you think!
Im a big Buddy Rich fan,an just found out about Eric an Greg! Wow are those guys great! I think i saw Eric on tour with Buddy years a go up in Detroit. It was just one of those one nighters at a jazz bar, man those guys were good. Great memories, and now a big Eric Miyashiro Fan. Thanks for the video. I just have a lot of photos.
I don’t agree with everything in this post, but you do make some very good points. I’m very interested in this subject matter and I myself do alot of research as well. Either way it was a well thoughtout and nice read so I figured I would leave you a comment.
I studied under Gizzy at Miami whil getting my bachelor’s…..
As far as Eric and Greg playing with the Buddy Rich Big Band that says it all. Buddy only hired top notch musicians and both of these guys payed their dues playing with Buddy. I heard Buddy compliment them many times when he came down and introducted the entire band after their last set. I really love hearing about all the guys who played with Buddy and above all how much Buddy Rich made an impact on their playing and their musical future. Any one who played in the Buddy Rich Big Band has already received their MASTERS Degree in Jazz. Buddy Rich the legend lives on.
I can’t remember the year, but I saw Eric (and took pictures of the band) with Buddy Rich, and just a couple of years later saw Eric with the Woody Herman Band …Eric’s the “Maynard Ferguson” of Japan…TERRIFIC trumpet player