Gary worked for several years as musical director and vocal arranger for a vocal group I produced, ‘Three Hits and a Miss.’ His versatility and knowledge of Pop music from the 1940s through the 1960s was remarkable and extraordinarily key in the artistic creation of the group. His ability to derive the essence of the era into his arrangements was one of his strong suits and was near perfect.
A highlight of his work was an a cappella arrangement of ‘This Land is Your Land’ that never failed to bring down the house. Fine craftsmanship, attention to detail and a great person to work with are invaluable qualities that Gary offered during development, rehearsal, performance and recording projects not only with Three Hits and a Miss but on my solo projects as well.
His musical direction of my CD, ‘I’m Wishing’ was superb. He arranged, coached, organized instrumentalists. The CD would not have been the same without him. I could not recommend him enough.