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Twitter is reporting that Pat Martino is dead. Awaiting more info of course…

 

Well, there’s also this

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Crossposting, now we have an obit as confirmation.

Spike Heatley (wiki), British jazz double bassist, died on 10th November in Dinan, Brittany, at the age of 88.

Non-QO from Jazzwise

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Michael Pointon, British jazz trombonist who also did some documentary work for the tellybox and some interviewing for the BBC radio, dead: https://syncopatedtimes.com/uk-trombonist-mike-pointon-has-died-at-80/

 

Got a Guardian Obit: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/nov/12/michael-pointon-obituary

 

His South Bank interview with Max Wall meeting Samuel Beckett led him to co-found the Max Wall Society. (Does anyone remember Max Wall these days?).

 

 

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Jazz songwriter Dave Frishberg dead at 88. Wrote "I'm Just a Bill" for Schoolhouse Rock! and "Van Lingle Mungo", with lyrics consisting entirely of the names of 1940s baseball players (one of the namechecked, Eddie Basinski, outlives Frishberg).

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On 19/05/2018 at 23:10, gcreptile said:

James Mtume - piano/guitar/everything (born 1946) - very likely obit

Philadelphia-born percussionist James Mtume has reportedly passed away at the age of 76.

 

https://www.bet.com/article/zr8rg8/james-mtume-dead-at-age-76?fbclid=IwAR2-56oDTWC662vXIoqkEEV8aLMWD0SpFFRwCxickOd8heU9O-i8q70hqug

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3 hours ago, ObakeFilter said:

Howard Johnson,  a tuba player known for his collaboration with The Band & Taj Mahal, has died yesterday, January 11, following a long unspecified illness.

His death, at age 79, was confirmed on Facebook by Nancy Olewine, who described herself as Johnson’s “beloved partner of many years.”

 

https://www.facebook.com/hojotuba/posts/4131693800191601


Died January 11, 2021 (the FB post you quoted says the same).

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4 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Died January 11, 2021 (the FB post you quoted says the same).

Damn, you are correct, no idea why it popped up in my news feed.

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Fred van Hove, Jazz pianist and collaborator in various formations with Peter Brötzmann, for instance in trio with Han Bennink, has died aged 84.

 

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Montez Coleman, an East St. Louis jazz drummer who toured nationally and internationally with the likes of Roy Hargrove, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, of congestive heart failure at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He was 48.

 

https://www.wbgo.org/music/2022-01-19/montez-coleman-whose-beat-buoyed-roy-hargrove-and-many-others-is-dead-at-48

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Jessica Williams (Wiki) - American jazz pianist and composer which has been nominated two time for a Grammy dead at 73,  5 days before her 74th birthday

 

Jessica Williams (musician) - Wikipedia 

 

 

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Bassist Charnett Moffett, who worked with Art Blakey, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Sharrock and Tony Williams among others, has died last week on April 12 at Stanford University Hospital following a heart attack. He was 54.

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/04/15/1093044436/charnett-moffett-expansive-bassist-who-could-challenge-legends-dies-at-54

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