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Hardbopjazz

Those who left us this year in the world of jazz in 2011

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There so many that end up on this discussion. I hope we remember all of the great musicians that moved on to the next realm.

Here are two that I stand out in my mind.

Paul Motian

George Shearing

Edited by Hardbopjazz

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and don't forget

* Snooky Young

* Billy Bang

* Ray Bryant

* Frank Foster

* Graham Collier

* Walter Norris

* Gordon Beck

RIP

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Dave Burns? :unsure:

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Dave Burns

As far as I know Dave Burns died in November 2009.

Edited by J.A.W.

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Joe Morello

Pete Rugolo

Russ Garcia

Eddie Marshall

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Lesser known perhaps, but a great pianist and occasional singer is Detroit's Bess Bonnier...

Who debuted in 1958 with a fine album on Argo! - as one of the few female leaders on that label -

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How do you guys remember? They always do great obituaries for jazz musicians in the London newspapers - I should keep them as a record.

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We lost some great blues guys this year:

Big Jack Johnson

Honeyboy Edwards

Pinetop Perkins

Hubert Sumlin

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Dave Burns

As far as I know Dave Burns died in November 2009.

My bad. Dave Burns did pass in 2009 - I see two dates listed. Don't know where I came up with a 2011 passing.

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Joe Lee Wilson

People in the blues/r&b world:

Jerry Lieber

Willie "Big Eyes" Smith

Lil Greenwood

George "Mojo" Buford

Howard Tate

Cornell Dupree

Non Musicians:

Brian Rust

Bruce Ricker

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George "Butch" Ballard

Trudie Pitts

Charles Fambrough

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Frank Driggs

Raymond Fonsèque

André Hodeir

Al Vega

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Don Ferrara

Dave Burns

Eddie Kirkland

Lacy Gibson

Snook Young

do you have more biographical informations about trumpeter DON FERRARA? Had he own bands?

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Don Ferrara

Dave Burns

Eddie Kirkland

Lacy Gibson

Snook Young

do you have more biographical informations about trumpeter DON FERRARA? Had he own bands?

He never made any recordings as a leader and I don't think he led any bands.

Edited by J.A.W.

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there is a brief oral history by ferrara in Fifties Jazz Talk by Gordon Jack, see here

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Don Ferrara

Dave Burns

Eddie Kirkland

Lacy Gibson

Snook Young

do you have more biographical informations about trumpeter DON FERRARA? Had he own bands?

There is some discussion about Don Ferrara here.

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Lesser known perhaps, but a great pianist and occasional singer is Detroit's Bess Bonnier...

Who debuted in 1958 with a fine album on Argo! - as one of the few female leaders on that label -

I wrote her an obit in the German wikipedia

please see

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bess_Bonnier

@Holger - that's really nice of you!

This for certain will lead to new fans...

Vielen dank!

j.

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Gil Scott-Heron

Melvin Sparks

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Lucy Ann Polk

Was this ever confirmed?

Wikipedia does not have a date for this in the note for her!

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