Leslie Arthur "Lou" Gare (16 June 1939 – 6 October 2017) was a British free-jazz saxophonist born in Rugby, Warwickshire, England, perhaps best known for his works with the improvised music ensemble AMM and playing with musicians such as Eddie Prévost, Mike Westbrook, Cornelius Cardew, Keith Rowe and Sam Richards.
|Birth name||Leslie Arthur Gare|
|Born||16 June 1939|
|Origin||Rugby, Warwickshire, England|
|Died||6 October 2017(aged 78)|
|Associated acts||Mike Westbrook, Eddie Prévost, AMM|
- At the Roundhouse (Anomalous)
- AMM Group of London (Mainstream)
- To Hear And Back Again (Matchless)
- Cornelius Cardew Memorial Concert (Impetus)
- The Crypt - 12 June 1968 (Matchless)
- "The Aarhus Sequences", disc one of LAMINAL, a three CD retrospective AMM set (Matchless)
Other than with AMMEdit
- Saxophony Horn-Bill, reed solos compilation 2005 (incl. John Butcher, Natahaniel Catchpole, Kai Fagasschinski, Evan Parker and Seymour Wright) (Matchless)
- No Strings Attached, solo saxophone 2005 (Matchless)
- Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 942. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
- "Lou Gare has died". Thewire.co.uk. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
- Adams, Simon (2002). "Gare, Lou". In Barry Kernfeld (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Vol. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 13. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
- "Lou Gare biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
- *Carr, Ian; Fairweather, Digby; Priestley, Brian, "Jazz: The Rough Guide" (1995), Penguin, ISBN 1-85828-137-7.