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Eddie Bert has taken the coda

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I just learned that the legendary trombonist Eddie Bert has passed away. I have no specific details though. I am sure they will be coming soon.

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How very sad!

Two jazz legends together

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RIP. I remember reading his interview with Cadence. It was very enjoyable.

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Very sad to hear this, fine player.

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Weren't we just recently reminiscing about those still alive that had encounterd Bird? Well, here's one. Great Player - this is a coda I wish I wouldn't have to listen to, though. But: according to AMG he was born May 16, 1922 in Yonkers, NY - 90 years of a great musical life, what more can you ask for ... R.I.P.

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A great long life and an excellent musician - RIP. His playing with Mingus was particularly good (especially the Cafe Bohemia recordings).

Great picture you posted there, Brownie.

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I've never been a big fan of the jazz trombone (it all too often gets in the way of instruments that naturally and effortlessly can manage higher tempos IMO) but Eddie Bert is one of those where an exception is definitely due. His Savoy albums ("Musician of the Year" and "Encore") are real swingers.

So ...

RIP and

Thank you

Hope it's OK to post these pics (from the K. Abe book) on a somewhat lighter note:

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Sorry to hear that. He made a few fine albums.

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One of my favorite soloists on his instrument... sad to learn of his passing. But what a tremendous life in music he led!

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Geez, I thought I had his Savoys ... anything else out on CD that is recommended (I have the Mingus he plays on)?

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Great trombonist. r.i.p.

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Like Cool - The Contemporary Trombone Artistry of Eddie Bert

1. I'm Through With Love

2. Blue Beetle...Original

3. In A Meditating Mood

4. Father Time

5. Cool School Days

6. Pennies From Heaven

7. Home Cookin'

8. Speedster

Eddie Bert - trombone

Dave Schildkraut - tenor sax

Barry Galbraith - guitar

Hank Jones - piano

Clyde Lombardi - bass

Osie Johnson - drums

Somerset P-5200

Amazon MP3 : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ISOTKM/ref=dm_sp_alb

Amazon CD-R On Demand: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00284BZH8/ref=dm_dp_cdp?ie=UTF8&s=music

Alos on iTunes, I'm told.

No matter, this is a fine fine SUPERFINE sugarmomma of a date.

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No matter, this is a fine fine SUPERFINE sugarmomma of a date.

Gotta put it on the turntable again soon!

My favorite Bert comes from his Savoy sessions with J.R. Monterose ... but also from those other sides Fresh Sound put out on this one:

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Fresh Sound also paired him with Jerry Dodgion and Carmen Leggio for a pretty good late date, issued as "The Human Factor".

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Geez, I thought I had his Savoys ... anything else out on CD that is recommended (I have the Mingus he plays on)?

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Too bad. I only have Encore but like the album very much.

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I passed on Like Cool a few years back and still kick myself for it.

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Turns out I do have the Savoy LP with Kenny Clarke and Hank Jones - will listen tomorrow. Thanks for the recommendations.

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Like Cool has, as well, a very Rolllins-ish Schildkraut on tenor.

I didn't know Eddie well, but he was one of the real mensches in jazz. Sweetheart of a guy,

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Like Cool - The Contemporary Trombone Artistry of Eddie Bert

Listening now - I picked this up at Bud's Jazz Records in Seattle some time back. RIP, Mr. Bert.

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Like Cool - The Contemporary Trombone Artistry of Eddie Bert

Listening now - I picked this up at Bud's Jazz Records in Seattle some time back. RIP, Mr. Bert.

Seeing that this LP has been plugged here by several forumists, that label (Somerset) made me hesitate ... Could Somerset (a budget reissue label) really have released something original? A check showed that they did not, at least not in this case. Becvause this LP is a reissue of Trans-World TWLP-208 "Let's Dig Bert (Eddie, That Is)".

It's been around as a facsimile reissue LP on Fresh Sound (FSR-540).

Will spin it shortly.

As far as I can see it's not in the current Fresh Sound CD catalog, though, not even in a different repackaging (or has gone OOP again).

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