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Those that left us in 2008

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Those WHO left us.

Or, "Them what done left us, dang it." (To be said in the voice of Walter Brennan.)

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Here is the play list from last Friday's Show. I didn't get everyone in who passed in '08

but did play a good representative sampling. RIP:

Friday, Dec 26, 8pm-midnight, WGBH 89.7

LAST CHORUS: A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSICIANS WHO DIED IN 2008

Listed by artist: selection, album (label)

8:00pm

THEME: Horace Parlan Quintet: Wadin', Speakin' My Peace (Blue Note)

8:05pm

Ronnie Mathews: Someday My Prince Will Come, At Cafe Des Copains (Sackville)

Ronnie Mathews: Dark Before The Dawn, Dark Before The Dawn (DIW)

Ronnie Mathews: The Orient, Mathews, Alexander, Hubbard (Prestige)

8:27pm

Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts; featuring DENNIS IRWIN: We See, The scenic route (Palmetto)

Walt Dickerson: Time, This Is Walt Dickerson (Prestige New Jazz)

Tony Reedus: Minor Thang, Minor Thang (Criss Cross)

8:51pm

Grant Stewart: Repition (NEIL HEFTI), Young at Heart (Sharp 9)

Count Basie: I'm Shouting Again (Comp/Arr: NEIL HEFTI), Count Basie Compact Jazz (Verve)

Count Basie: L'il Darlin (Comp/Arr NEIL HEFTI), Atomic Basie (Roulette)

Neil Hefti; Charlie Parker: Repitition, The Jazz Scene (Verve)

9:14pm

Shorty Rogers Giants; Featuring JIMMY GIUFFRE: Four Mothers, Giuffre 1947-1953 (Blue Moon)

Jimmy Giuffre: Do It, The Complete Capitol & Atlantic Recordings (Mosaic)

Jimmy Giuffre: My All, The Jimmy Giuffre 3 (Atlantic)

Jimmy Giuffre: In The Mornings Out There, Jimmy Giuffre 3, 1961 (ECM)

9:36pm

Prince Lasha: Bojangles, The Cry! (Contemporary)

Chris Anderson: Sophisticated Lady, Solo Ballads (ALSUT Records)

Israel "Cachao" Lopez: Romantica Mujer, Master Sessions (Crescent Moon/epic)

10:02pm

Jimmy Gourley: You Go To My Head; Blues For Gene; I Wish I Knew,

Jimmy Gourley/Highlights (Elabeth)

10:22pm

Johnny Griffin: Soft and Furry, change of Pace (Riverside)

Johnny Griffin: Grab This!, Grab This! (Riverside)

Johnny Griffin: Woe Is Me, The Cat (Antilles)

10:45pm

Gerald Wiggins: Love For Sale, Wig (Tampa LP)

Gerald Wiggins: The Way you Look Tonight, Piaon Playhouse (Mode/VSOP)

Gerald Wiggins: Sonar, Wiggins & Wiggins (Madwig Music)

Pete Candoli: Nature Boy, From The Top (Progressive)

11:05pm

Phil Urso: Halima, Salute to Chet Baker (Jazzed Media)

Chet Baker; featuring PHIL URSO: Lucious Lu, Chet Baker and Crew (Pacific Jazz)

Phil Urso: Little Pres; Ozzie's Ode (for OZZIE CADENA),

Brothers and Other Mothers, Volume 2 (Savoy LP)

11:26pm

Arne Domnerus: Boogie Stop Shuffle, Jump for Joy 1959-1961 (Dragon)

Jimmy Cleveland: My One and Only Love, Introducing Jimmy Cleveland (Emarcy)

Teo Macero: Blues for Amy, The Best of Teo Macero (Stash)

11:40pm

Dave McKenna: Time Medley: Just In Time, I'm Bidin' My Time,

As Time Goes By' A Time for Love, Time on My Hands, Some Other time,

Time After Time,

Live from Studio One, WGBH, Boston 10/7/1992 (ONLY ON 89.7FM)

Only on 89.7! performances and recordings are exclusive

WGBH Radio productions and are not commercially available.

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We lost some heavyweights this year.

This thread alerted me to some I was unaware of until now: Dennis Irwin? Damn!

Of those as yet unmentioned, I was sad to see that Al Gallodoro left us: though he certainly had a good run and was active as a teacher and player into his 90s. http://www.algallodoro.com/

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8:00pm

THEME: Horace Parlan Quintet: Wadin', Speakin' My Peace (Blue Note)

Horace Parlan? :huh:

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No, Steve uses Horace Parlan's "Wadin'" as his opening theme.

8:00pm

THEME: Horace Parlan Quintet: Wadin', Speakin' My Peace (Blue Note)

Horace Parlan? :huh:

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Putte Wickman died in 2006, not 2008. February 14, 2006.

Arne "Dompan" Domnerus

Putte Wickman

two great players from Sweden

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Is this right? I can't seem to find find any confirmation for this.

Don Joseph!

'One of a Kind'

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just found out that the singer Lula Reed died this year, don't know if this was mentioned already - fine singer (with some funky intonation, let us say) for King Records, was married to Sonny Thompson, recorded (first, I think) "I'll Drown in my Own Tears." Ace has recently reissued her stuff from the King catalog.

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Is this right? I can't seem to find find any confirmation for this.

Don Joseph!

'One of a Kind'

Don Joseph's passing away was noted in the Obituaries section of the October/November/December issue of Cadence. He died on July 22 in Celina, Texas.

If you google his name, you get a couple of items which refer to him as 'the late Don Joseph'.

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Brownie:

Thanks for the additional information. I'm still not convinced the information is correct. I did subsequently find a couple of references to the late Don Joseph, but they were both passing mentions of musical influences on Joe Traina and may not be reliable. If trumpeter Don Joseph did pass away in 2008, it's odd that it should be so hard to find confirmation.

Out of curiosity, I checked the Social Security death index and did indeed find a reference to a Don Joseph who died on July 22, 2008 in Celine, Texas. However, take a closer look at the information pasted below:

>>>

Social Security Death Index

Name: Don Verne Joseph

Date of Birth: Tuesday June 08, 1926

Date of Death: Tuesday July 22, 2008

Est. Age at death: 82 years, 1 months, 14 days

Last known residence:

City: Celina

County: Collin

State: Texas

ZIP Code: 75009

Latitude: 33.3172

Longitude: -96.7590

Confirmation: Proven

Social Security details:

State of Issue: Oklahoma

Number: 442-20-0348

>>>

"Our" Don Joseph (i.e., the trumpeter) does not appear in either Feather or Grove, so the first attempt to verify details of his birth were thwarted. However, the notes to his Uptown album (Don Joseph. "One of a Kind") state that he was "Born (1923) and raised on Staten Island...". The Don Joseph who died in Celina, Texas on July 22, 2008 was born in 1926, had his social security card issued in Oklahoma, and died in Texas. I'm not convinced that it's the trumpeter.

Is this right? I can't seem to find find any confirmation for this.

Don Joseph!

'One of a Kind'

Don Joseph's passing away was noted in the Obituaries section of the October/November/December issue of Cadence. He died on July 22 in Celina, Texas.

If you google his name, you get a couple of items which refer to him as 'the late Don Joseph'.

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just found out that the singer Lula Reed died this year, don't know if this was mentioned already - fine singer (with some funky intonation, let us say) for King Records, was married to Sonny Thompson, recorded (first, I think) "I'll Drown in my Own Tears." Ace has recently reissued her stuff from the King catalog.

Oh sad! I haven't managed to get around to that Ace compilation yet. Only have a photo of her and Sonny on one of his LPs. Yes, I think her version of "Drown in my tears" was the first. Must get to that Ace CD.

MG

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Bill Crow just replied to my request for information on Don Joseph. According to Bill, Don Joseph passed away in February 1994 in Staten Island (NY). So the information in Cadence is wrong (unless there was another trumpeter named Don Joseph).

Brownie:

Thanks for the additional information. I'm still not convinced the information is correct. I did subsequently find a couple of references to the late Don Joseph, but they were both passing mentions of musical influences on Joe Traina and may not be reliable. If trumpeter Don Joseph did pass away in 2008, it's odd that it should be so hard to find confirmation.

Out of curiosity, I checked the Social Security death index and did indeed find a reference to a Don Joseph who died on July 22, 2008 in Celine, Texas. However, take a closer look at the information pasted below:

>>>

Social Security Death Index

Name: Don Verne Joseph

Date of Birth: Tuesday June 08, 1926

Date of Death: Tuesday July 22, 2008

Est. Age at death: 82 years, 1 months, 14 days

Last known residence:

City: Celina

County: Collin

State: Texas

ZIP Code: 75009

Latitude: 33.3172

Longitude: -96.7590

Confirmation: Proven

Social Security details:

State of Issue: Oklahoma

Number: 442-20-0348

>>>

"Our" Don Joseph (i.e., the trumpeter) does not appear in either Feather or Grove, so the first attempt to verify details of his birth were thwarted. However, the notes to his Uptown album (Don Joseph. "One of a Kind") state that he was "Born (1923) and raised on Staten Island...". The Don Joseph who died in Celina, Texas on July 22, 2008 was born in 1926, had his social security card issued in Oklahoma, and died in Texas. I'm not convinced that it's the trumpeter.

Is this right? I can't seem to find find any confirmation for this.

Don Joseph!

'One of a Kind'

Don Joseph's passing away was noted in the Obituaries section of the October/November/December issue of Cadence. He died on July 22 in Celina, Texas.

If you google his name, you get a couple of items which refer to him as 'the late Don Joseph'.

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Before someone get the yellow card out, (offtopic), BH was Chico's brother AND spent the last twenty years as musical producer AND died in 2008.

:g

And we're all part of the jazz community, aren't we? Even if we're just consumers.

MG

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Just found out that Salah Ragab also left us in July 2008.

Ragab, drummer and founder of Egyptian Jazz scene and founder of Cairo Jazz Band, gained some fame when he collaborated with Sun Ra in the 80s.

This is best Album, IMHO:

ragab_salah_salahraga_102b.jpg

anyone who's not familiar with Ragab's music should give it a spin

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