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Four-page spread in The Wire and a 2-hour tribute on Strange Fruit coming soon?

 

 

Strange fruit? Did you like her music?

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Bloody hell, why haven't we got an avant-prog/free improvisation/contemporary classical thread?! I blame the disappearance of Anubis, but surely Maryport could've started one instead?

 

Anyway, the world won't have to suffer anymore squawking/honking/droning from Henry Cow/Comus etc member and composer Lindsay Cooper, who's died of MS (so I guess she hadn't been skronking for a while).

 

Four-page spread in The Wire and a 2-hour tribute on Strange Fruit coming soon?

 

Fair point, but maybe it'd be fitting if the thread was randomly spread around here in a way that allowed only those truly tuned in to appreciate the pattern. Cheers for the heads up Harry; I suggest at least two pints duration of banter next weekend is devoted to selecting the precise running order of Henry Cow tracks for a two hour bovine blast of Strange Fruit. I'll start making my list now.

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Legendary jazz pianist Paul Kuhn has died at age 85.

In the 1960s he had some success with German schlager songs like "Der Mann am Klavier" and "Es gibt kein Bier auf Hawaii" (1963 No.5 in the German charts). Later on he was a highly esteemed jazz musician.

 

Sorry, the link is in German, didn't find an English one: http://www.spiegel.d...n-a-923898.html

 

English: http://en.haberler.c...awaii-s-306016/

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Everytime someone posts in this topic I think it might be to announce that Cleo Laine has died.

 

Still it means I've got something to look forward to.

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Godot, as a means of checking the possibilities of enticing George to join us do you think we should start a thread on his site dedicated to the long term survival of the ageing jazzers of the UK. Humphrey Lyttleton, Stan Tracey, George and the rest?

 

Just askin' like.

 

UK jazzer Stan Tracey is ageing no longer.

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There is a legend of New Orleans .. how famous is his name?

 

I believe he still performs.

 

If it's a jazz musician, it'll be performing 'oral sax'.

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Thought I'd make an up-to-date list of some of the oldest jazz musicians/singer-songwriters/critics etc.

 

90+

 

Lionel Ferbos (1911-2014)

Herb Jeffries (1913-2014)

Coleridge Goode (b. 1914)

Frances Klein (1915-2012)

Joe Evans (1916-2014)

Svend Asmussen (b. 1916)

Bill Graham (b. 1918)

Gerald Wilson (b. 1918)

Candido Camero (b. 1921)

Jon Hendricks (b. 1921)

Ray Anthony (b. 1922)

Bob Carter (b. 1922)

Joe Wilder (1922-2014)

Kay Starr (b. 1922)

Sol Yaged (b. 1922)

Toots Thielemans (b. 1922)

Bob Dorough (b. 1923)

Buddy DeFranco (b. 1923)

Eugene Wright (b. 1923)

Johnny Pate (b. 1923)

Orrin Keepnews (b. 1923)

Paul Bacon (b. 1923)

Ralph Sharon (b. 1923)

 

NEARLY 90

 

Armando Peraza (1924-2014)

Rudy Van Gelder (b. 1924)

Little Jimmy Scott (1925-2014)

Roy Haynes (b. 1925)

Tony Bennett (b. 1926)

 

Any additions welcome!

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Guest Taylor

Maybe its old news but the singer from Johnny Hates Jazz has cancer

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Yet again disinvested and missed the hit.

 

RIP Dave Brubeck - really lovely chap - shame these wonderfull people have to leave us.

 

Iola, Brubeck's wife of 70 years, has died.

 

Unsurprising as they seemed quite besotted with each other in the recent documentary.

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Composer and sexophonist Fred Ho has died at 56 http://www.nytimes.c...-dies.html?_r=1

 

Minority jazz musician and left-wing social activist, I thought, equalled textbook Guardian coverage. But that's looking pretty unlikely now.

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What is the world coming to?

 

Actually it's only been four days, you never know this might be one that gets mentioned but not in his own article. Does the Guardian do a sort of "people who died this week" type thing?

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