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Sirone

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ESP just tweeted this:

@espdisk: We just got word that Sirone passed away in Berlin. His music touched all of our lives. RIP !!!!! A MAJOR LOSS.

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ESP just tweeted this:

@espdisk: We just got word that Sirone passed away in Berlin. His music touched all of our lives. RIP !!!!! A MAJOR LOSS.

That is too bad. I understood he was quite a fisherman, as well as being a fine bass player. This biography and discography looks fairly complete to me. http://www.jazz.com/encyclopedia/sirone-jones-norris-sirone Of the great Revolutionary Ensemble trio only Jerome Cooper is still with us.

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I managed to see him perform many years ago as part of a Billy Bang group with Frank Lowe in the late eighties. A sublime gig which drew me to jazz .RIP

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This is sad news. Dig his Live disc that Atavistic put out a few years back, plus the ESP dates he appeared on. RIP

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I saw him with the re-formed Revolutionary Ensemble a few years ago. It was great, and he sounded tremendous. He had a broader sonic conception than he's given credit for. Artistry is a great LP that demands reissue.

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I caught the Revolutionary Ensemble once at Studio Rivbea; bought my copy of The Psyche at that gig. RIP.

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Sorry to hear this. Many memories including his playing with Cecil, Jimmy and Andrew - a CT favorite quartet.

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A sweet man, sad to see him go. When I met Sirone, he had a loft-type apartment on West 31tst Street. Cecil Taylor had the apartment below him. I think that's how I met Sirone.

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Never heard or felt an untrue note from him. TIP.

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Sadly never had the opportunity to see Sirone live. But he was on numerous records (some as Norris Jones) that influenced my listening back in the 60s.

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Sad news. I didn't know he lived in Berlin, or I would have watched out for gigs in Germany.

I first heard him on Sharrock's debut LP, and then on Dewey Redman's The ear of the Behearer - nice big sound.

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Met him when he was still known as Norris Jones and playing with the Marion Brown quartet at the start of his career.

Reacquainted with him when he showed up with Pharoah Sanders in 1968 at the Antibes-Juan les Pins festival.

An impeccable musician and a gentleman!

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Another :tup for Ear of the Behearer-Sirone's musicianship on that album is amazing.

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Too sad. I've seen him few times (with the Revolutionnary Ensemble in the seventies and Cecil Taylor).

What is strange is that he died just after he had anounced that he was going back to his real name. Maybe he was knowing that he didn't have much time to live ahead of him?

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Listening to The People's Republic on A&M Horizon in honor of Sirone......I recognize Sirone's influence on William Parker - see "Chinese Rock".

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Missed this news - very sad.

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