Gary "El Buho" Gazaway
When you think of horns and Phish, the Giant Country Horns immediately jump to mind. Less well-known but of similar stature is Gary “El Buho” Gazaway. Gary sat in on what is widely considered one of the most important sets in Phish history, the Remain in Light Halloween costume on 10/31/96, adding color and texture on trumpet, flugelhorn and trombone. Be sure not to miss the third set of that classic show, which also features Gary (along with Dave Grippo and Karl Perazzo) on “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” “Suzy Greenberg,” and the powerful “Frankenstein” encore.
Gary has made two subsequent appearances with Phish: on 11/18/96 Gary was Phish’s guest at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, TN, sitting in on “Tweezer,” “Hello My Baby,” “Tweezer Reprise,” and “Llama.” At Phish’s 7/1/99 gig at Starwood Amphitheatre in Antioch, TN, Gary joined friends Jerry Douglas, Ronnie McCoury, and Tim O'Brien on “Poor Heart.”
Most recently, you can find Gary engaged in his own project, El Buho. Check out the El Buho CD The Wham Bam Boodle 2000, which features Mike, as well as long-time Phish friends Victor Wooten, Oteil Burbridge, and Col. Bruce Hampton. Mike sat in with “El Buho” on 6/30/01, 11/9/01, 11/10/01, and 11/18/01. Mike and Gary also shared the stage with the annual Zambiland Orchestra gathering in Atlanta on 12/22/01.