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Those who have passed away this year in the world of jazz in 2013

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I only do this thread to see if I missed a posting of a jazz artists that died this year. There were many this year. Jim Hall the latest and I hope the last for a while.

Who else past on in 2013?

Jim Hall

Mulgrew Miller

Marian McPartland

George Duke

Cedar Walton

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Frank Wess

Sam Most

Johnny Smith

Paul Smith

Fred Katz

Chico Hamilton

Donald Byrd

Dick Morgan

Melvin Rhyne

Ronald Shannon Jackson

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre

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Stan Tracey
Butch Warren

Laurie Frink

Rita Reys

Peter Ypma

Paul Kuhn

Jimmy Ponder

Ben Tucker

Ed Shaughnessy

Oscar Castro-Neves

Edited by Cyril

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Wow 3/5 of the original Chico Hamilton Quintet died this year.

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just making sure my name's not on the list.

it's been a tough year, but then, it always is.

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just making sure my name's not on the list.

it's been a tough year, but then, it always is.

We still have time to make the list.

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Lindsay Cooper

Andy Mackintosh

Bernie McGann

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Thanks for linking that long list - too long.

What really made me sad was the passing of Steve Berrios, which was news to me - He was one of the first to play trap drums and timbales equally well.

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just making sure my name's not on the list.

it's been a tough year, but then, it always is.

We still have time to make the list.

:D Don't either of you leave. We'd miss ya!

gregmo

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and all the other musicians on:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz-Nekrolog_2013

Until looking at this list, I didn't realize that pianist Larry Karush passed away in August at 67. I'm not sure whether anyone mentioned Dwike Mitchell's passing. RIP to both, and to all others mentioned and not mentioned. What a bad year.

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I was fortunate to catch the last Mitchell-Ruff Duo performances I'm aware of (please correct me if I'm wrong) back in '95-at the Ethical Culture Center in NY.

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I hope all of us take time to remember and appreciate those who are still with us as well as those who have left us.

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Sad to see Sam Falzone's name on that long list. Was just watching a video of him in performance with Don Ellis's reunion band the other day.

Edited by sidewinder

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Looking at Holger's list, I didn't know that Donna Hightower passed away this year. I saw her in a club in Madrid in 1967. RIP.

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Virginia Wicks...publicist/agent dies at age 93. I can't recall exactly when we began to have talks [which I thought to record, but didn't; learned so much on every occasion ]. She was affiliated with not only musicians, but many star entertainers.

I was a newcomer to college radio, and each time we spoke she spent time with me as if I were from the NY Times or a major TV outlet. She introduced me to Eldar's music on one of our first calls, when he was 15, and I believe he did his first radio interview with us on KSJS.

He first client was Nat King Cole dating back to 1944 in NY

Some excerpts of an article when she died in March:

"Among those she represented in jazz were Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Josh White, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Norman Granz and his Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts and Verve Records, Lionel Hampton, jazz critic Leonard Feather (and his daughter, Lorraine) , George Shearing, Al Grey, Julie London, Charlie Barnet, Annie Ross, Jon Hendricks, James Moody, the Lionel Hampton and Newport Jazz Festivals, Jean Bach’s documentary film A Great Day In Harlem and Eldar Djangirov, the jazz piano phenom who at age 19 in 2005 dedicated his recorded composition “Lady Wicks” to his pro-bono publicist and friend.

Other clients included Rock Hudson, Shari Lewis, Eartha Kitt, Cornel Wilde, Theo Bikel, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Harry Belafonte, Jean Pierre Aumont, Grace Kelly, the Hi Lo’s, John Ireland, the Clara Ward Singers, Dorothy Dandridge, Polly Bergen, Joel Grey, Salvador Dali, producer/director Herb Ross, Diahann Carroll, Pat Carroll, Orson Bean, Howard Keel, Arlene Dahl, Red Buttons, the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain, and Bobby Short.

Wicks established her public relations firm in New York in the late ’40s and made her trek west in 1958.

Virginia Elaine Wicks was born in Long Beach on Dec. 9, 1920"

Edited by Mike Schwartz

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Horace Silver

Not necessarily, if the latest news can be believed!

gregmo

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Belgian pianist and composer Kris Goessens, at the age of 46

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Belgian pianist and composer Kris Goessens, at the age of 46

Wow, did he really die? What happened? I heard him in the Hague in 2001, and met him here briefly. So young....

Belgian pianist and composer Kris Goessens, at the age of 46

Wow, did he really die? What happened? I heard him in the Hague in 2001, and met him here briefly. So young....

I see that it was an apparent suicide. How horrible.

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