Cultural Percussionist

Eddie Gladden Day

Eddie Gladden (December 6, 1937 in Newark, New Jersey – September 30, 2003) was an American jazz drummer.

Gladden played professionally from 1962 in his hometown of Newark. In 1972 he began working with James Moody, and subsequently spent time performing and/or recording with Eddie Jefferson, Richie Cole, Cecil Payne, Horace Silver, David Fathead Newman, Larry Young, Freddie Roach, Jimmy McGriff, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Kirk Lightsey, Clifford Jordan, Albert Dailey, Jimmy Ponder, Shirley Scott, and Mickey Tucker, among others. He played in Dexter Gordon‘s quartet from 1977, touring and recording with him copiously.

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