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DDP unique pick for me Milford Graves was the subject of a career retrospective in Philadelphia that ended just the other day, and he was able to make it for an online Q&A to mark its end. He turns up around 54 minutes in and, I'll be honest, I don't think I've wasted a pick here:

 

 

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54 minutes ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Jazz and fusion artist Chick Corea, who composed many jazz standards, died at 79 years:

https://glidemagazine.com/253567/jazz-keyboard-legend-chick-corea-dies-at-79/

He and Tom Cruise became two of the most famous Scientologists. He credited the religion's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, with being a main source of creative inspiration.

Absolute legend. Another one of Miles Davis' disciples.

Corea was already good before Scientology, but well, that's how it goes...

 

edit: I do want to get a hit with one if those jazz veterans. But Corea was still active and, I think, released a new album just last year.

Well, I guess then I need to watch Herbie Hancock even closer.

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Wow that sucks.  Return To Forever were great and I was thinking about them and this goddamn website uniting soon.  So it begins.  Granted Corea was a decade older than the rest of RTF.
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I could post anything from the first three RTF albums.  Incredible stuff.  
 

 

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On 29/01/2021 at 18:21, Spade_Cooley said:

DDP unique pick for me Milford Graves was the subject of a career retrospective in Philadelphia that ended just the other day, and he was able to make it for an online Q&A to mark its end. He turns up around 54 minutes in and, I'll be honest, I don't think I've wasted a pick here:

 

 

You didn't. Just needs a QO. Milford Graves dead: https://www.brooklynvegan.com/milford-graves-free-jazz-pioneer-rest-in-peace/

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Was it public knowledge prior to his death that he was suffering from dementia? 

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17 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:

Was it public knowledge prior to his death that he was suffering from dementia? 


Pretty much everyone knew, yes.  We just didn’t talk about it much because he was a DL member’s uncle.

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https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11836169

Finnish jazz musician Pentti Lasanen dead at 84. He was known from the "Four Cats" band, created in 1958 and named in 1960 after The Four Freshmen and The Four Aces. All three bands are still active! Laasanen was in the band from the start until his death.

The founders of the band were Laasanen (1936-2021), Esa Laukka (born 1933), Kai Ruohonen and Kaj Lindberg. Many Finnish musicians have been part of the band, for example Jaakko Salo (1930-2002) and Martti Metsäketo (1940-2015)

 

The current band members of Four Cats are:

Kai Lind (born 1937) since 1960

Esa Nieminen (born 1952) since 1990

Timo Turpeinen (born 1959) since 2014

Laasanen is in this video from 2015, on the right. You can already notice he isn't well, especially from his hand movements in at around 0:18

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On 29/03/2021 at 01:06, ObakeFilter said:

Malcolm Cecil, influential producer and designer of the world’s largest analog synthesizer, has died, according to the Bob Moog Foundation. He was a member of The Jazz Couriers during the 50's.

 

https://pitchfork.com/news/malcolm-cecil-synth-pioneer-and-stevie-wonder-producer-has-died/

 

Hmmm, dare I dip a toe into the waters of Tonto's Expanding Head Band? Let me see... 1970s experimental electronic psychedelic space-prog... wahhhh, sounds like a job for MPFC or DDT.

 

Malcolm in the middle (of TONTO)

 

Malcolm_Cecil_and_TONTO-640x427.jpg

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Alto-sax player Sonny Simmons, best known for his several collaborations w/ Prince Lasha during the 60's, has passed away earlier this week

 

 

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Rumours that Curtis Fuller (wiki) has died at 86.

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