|Tags:||fusion jazz rock instrumental stuff|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
In 1967, bass player Gordon Edwards, a New York session musician, formed a band he named the Encyclopedia Of Soul, drawing from like-minded musicians including Billy Cobham, Jimmy Johnson and David Sanborn. Frequent contact with one another and intersecting musical ideas led to the formation of Stuff. By 1975, the personnel had settled to Richard Tee (Richard Edward Tee, 24 November 1943, New York City, New York, USA, d. 21 July 1993, New York City, New York, USA; organ, electric and acoustic pianos), Eric Gale (b. 20 September 1938, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 25 May 1994, Baja California, Mexico) and Cornell Dupree (b. 19 December 1942, Fort Worth, Texas, USA; guitar), Edwards (bass), and Steve Gadd (b. Stephen K. Gadd, 4 September 1945, Rochester, New York, USA; drums), with Christopher Parker (percussion) as a frequent member. Like Edwards, all members were leading session musicians and individually and collectively, in various permutations,...