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RIP Victor Bailey

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Oh no, hope this isn't so

Can the week get any worse?

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Rough month so far:
Al Caiola, Robert Vaughn, Leonard Cohen, Jean-Jacques Perrey, Kay Starr, Bob Cranshaw, Zoltán Kocsis, ...

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Really sad.  I have "Lenny White Live" on now, love his deep pocket on that album.  Also has some terrific Patrice Rushen, and trumpet from Mark Ledford, who was also so wonderful.

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RIP.  Wasn't he on Gerry Mulligan's Limelight album called Something Borrowed, Something Blue?

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just discovering this--- victor bailey & omar hakim playing with madonna.  this is kind of like the most mature madonna music ive ever heard.....really would of been interesting to see her music progress like this instead of the quasi-electronica thats been happening the last 15+ yrs....check it out:

 

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2 hours ago, GA Russell said:

RIP.  Wasn't he on Gerry Mulligan's Limelight album called Something Borrowed, Something Blue?

That's Dave Bailey, the drummer.

 

 

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RIP Victor Bailey. I had the pleasure of meeting and hanging with him at the 2003 Park City Jazz Festival (where I played with Corey Christiansen and Danny Gottlieb). He was as nice as can be to this young and nervous musician and told me he loved Hammond organ. He also told me something I never knew; that his uncle was the great drummer Donald 'Duck' Bailey, who played and recorded with Jimmy Smith on a handful of classic Blue Note albums. He said that as a young boy, the trio of Jimmy, Donald, and Quentin Warren used to practice at his house in Philly! Can you imagine! No wonder he had the music in him.

Serendipitously, at that same time I had been digesting the Joe Zawinul Syndicate World Tour CD for weeks. Victor played on a big chunk of it. He said that he got the gig literally days before and was reading everything for the first time on those recordings. That was when I realized I wasn't worthy. What an amazing musician and a beautiful human being.

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Sad news after a long illness. Veteran drummer Alphonse Mouzon is very ill and fighting for his life. He's accepting donations to help pay for medical treatment. Also sad to see the great Hungarian pianist Zoltan Kocsis on the obit list.

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I haven't heard a lot of his work, but he was a heck of a bassist.  Procession, which was Bailey's first album with Weather Report, is my favorite Weather Report album.  It couldn't have been an easy task replacing the larger-than-life Jaco Pastorius, but Bailey brought a youthful energy and swagger that contributed greatly to the album's success.  I look forward to exploring more of his work with Weather Report and beyond.  Thank you for the music, Mr. Bailey, and rest in peace.

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On 11/12/2016 at 10:20 AM, StarThrower said:

... Also sad to see the great Hungarian pianist Zoltan Kocsis on the obit list.

Very sad indeed. Regrettably, I only learned of this yesterday (5 Jan 2017).

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