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julian priester has (not) passed away

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julan priester played an endless variety of styles of music as if he owned them. i would not make that statement about any other musician, living or dead.

i hear that he has passed away, but can't confirm it.

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I've heard that he's gone as well via Facebook though nothing official yet. Sad to know this if true - he was a true original.

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Enough musicians seem to be posting this that I suspect it is true. He had been waiting on a kidney transplant, no?

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Very sad if indeed true.

Always loved his tone and phrasing, very voice-like and soft-spoken.

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Very sad , a great player whose output was both varied and of the highest quality . RIP

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He seemed weak when I last saw him - tribute to Von in Chicago a couple of years ago. Nice man and fine musician.

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Two greats in the past week. RIP Julian. Thanks for the music.

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From Julian's page on Facebook

I am pleased to say that, yes, any rumors you may have heard of my death have been greatly exaggerated! Thank you all for your concern.

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Finally some good news.

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Phew! My all time favourite trombonist. May he live long and prosper.

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Was on a two week tour of Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands with him a few years ago, with Mike Reed's expanded People, Places, and Things (Julian, Art Hoyle, and Ari Brown added to the regular lineup of Greg Ward, Tim Haldeman, Jason Roebke, and Mike). Warm, subtle man, and, it goes without saying, one heck of a player. I think we all had a good time, musically and otherwise.

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So glad this isn't the case. I hope things improve for him health-wise.

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Let's get rid of this thread!

Bertrand.

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I'm actually sort of curious what sparked the original rumor - was there an incident? A scare?

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Let's get rid of this thread!

Bertrand.

Agree

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did you know he played a gig in portland not 2, 3 wks ago? vid on the tube. hey if anyone hears about a gig or something be sure to mention it in this thread! so happy about the most current news. Its good to see hes still playin, and of course todays great news, but i hope hes ok.

Edited by chewy

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Very pleased to hear that Mr Priester is with us !

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thank goodness for this great news!! as they say, may he live long and prosper!!

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Glad he is still with us! I wonder if the Donald Byrd rumors before the confirmation of his death, gave someone the sick idea to say Mr. Priester had also passed.

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One reason not to delete this thread is that it helps to dispel a rumor that was carelessly spread by the OP. People searching the Internet for news about Priester can see this discussion (or a cached version, even if it is deleted). At least in its present form, they will also see the correction.

This is one more reason why members should not post obituaries until they obtain independent verification. Gioia's tweet, or other people merely quoting it, does not constitute independent verification. While I do not question the OP's love for Priester's music, his incredibly frequent habit of creating new threads by merely cut-and-pasting some other source is personally frustrating and in this case, has had a negative impact on the community. I hope this unnecessarily disquieting situation here causes him to rethink this practice.

Edited by sonnymax

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This is one more reason why members should not post obituaries until they obtain independent verification. Gioia's tweet, or other people merely quoting it, does not constitute independent verification.

You're right. I was the one who posted Gioia's tweet here, but had second thoughts soon afterwards, just because his tweet wasn't verified. It would probably have been better if I had deleted it.

While I do not question the OP's love for Priester's music, his incredibly frequent habit of creating new threads by merely cut-and-pasting some other source is personally frustrating and in this case, has had a negative impact on the community. I hope this unnecessarily disquieting situation here causes him to rethink this practice.

Couldn't agree more.

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