Band member: 1978–88
Instrument: Trombone, piano
Other functions: Musical arranger; album co-producer (Jazz-Babies of the Ukraine); dance routines; road soundman
Albums: Great Hudson River Revival, Metropolis, Notes from Underground, Jazz-Babies of the Ukraine
Good ink: « Trombonist Kevin Linscott, resplendent with a Smith Brothers beard... inject[s] surprising riffs into... rhythmic lines. » — BAM, the California Music Magazine
Subsequent gig: The Brass Band
Profile: Taking up where Professor Gizmo left off, Kevin Linscott became the klezmer revival's second — and, with David Harris, most influential — trombonist, setting a worldwide standard for raunchy slides and loopy glissandos. A master of klezmer rhythm, Kevin could play melodies with sensitivity and grace. And his beard! What a wonder to behold; positively Assyrian.