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Roswell Rudd (1935-2017)

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He was one of the greats. For me a formative influence on listening to this music. RIP, and thank you sir.

 

 

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He was such an interesting player when I got a chance to see him live. He will be missed.

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that's a great shame.

Always enjoyed what he played in whatever context

I've only just, yesterday, ordered the "Call It Art" box as a Xmas present to self - it will be a poignant listen now

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Very sad news - RIP. Never got to see him but hugely enjoyed his work with Shepp and Carla Bley. His booklet notes for the Herbie Nichols Mosaic were superb too.

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Ouch. Totally seemed to be a person of honor. RIP, you will indeed be missed.

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It's very sad to read this. Mr. Rudd was/is one of my favorite musicians. I heard him play live several times, beginning in 1968, and he never lost that beautiful tone and his sense of adventure. I had the opportunity to speak with him after two of the gigs and had the impression that I was speaking with a kind, open person, He made our world a better place.

Thank you, Mr. Rudd. You'll be missed.

 

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Damn. This is sad news ! Such a nice person.....(saw him together with Mal waldron).  

Thanks for the music. You will be missed.

RIP, Mr. Rudd.

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Really sad news.

This is a huge loss!

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A true gentleman and scholar. His notes to the Herbie Nichols Mosaic set... Goodbye and thanks for all the music.

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Very sad news indeed - maybe my favourite 'bone player if I had to name one.

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Wow, this is sad news. Dizzy’s club in nyc just had a birthday celebration for him. Roswell was in the audience.  RIP, Roswell.  

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A marvelous musician whose ears were always wide open. I got to see him with Shepp in 1966 or 67, and had the pleasure of meeting him 40 years later when he was staying at a friend's house while in town for a gig. A nice fellow and a beautiful musical spirit. 

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A true original. R.I.P.

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Roswell Rudd  
passed away last night after a valiant, spirited fight with the emperor of all maladies. 
 
We were honored to be introduced to Roswell by Jamie Saft in 2015, which lead to us working with him in releasing Strength & Power (with Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn and Balazs Pandi), and then, under the auspices of his partner, producer Verna Gillis, Embrace (with Fay Victor, Lafayette Harris and Ken Filiano). 
 
Two only apparently polar works of art, united by the exquisite voice, sensitivity, humanity and boundless curiosity of Roswell. May his voice resonate in perpetuity.
 
We all at RareNoise are close to his partner Verna and their family in these very testing times.
 
RareNoise 
 

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11 hours ago, Kevin Bresnahan said:

It appears that Rudd was another man who lost the battle with prostate cancer: http://downbeat.com/news/detail/roswell-rudd-feted-at-82nd-birthday-bash

To all the men over 45 reading this, make sure to get a baseline PSA and don't fear the finger. It could prolong your life.

I got a colonoscopy @ 50 and was found to be pre-cancerous and had it dealt with then.  Have had four more since then, and am glad I did.  Sorry for the loss of Mr. Rudd, who made some really interesting music, especially those Freedom albums in the 70's.

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Rest in peace mr. Rudd. I have always loved your work, especially with Archie Shepp. Wonderful trombonist and a wonderful man.

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This was my summer vacation soundtrack when I visited Tibet and Mongolia last summer.

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Very sad news, another major figure gone.  Caught him with Archie Shepp a handful of times.  A knockout band.   Enjoyed a lot of his work especially that with Steve Lacy.

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A trumpet player friend of mine used to play 'the mountains' with him in a band back in the 60s and 70s, when there were still gigs.

RIP.

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Sad news, he was a fine musician with a quality legacy of recordings. RIP

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RIP very sad.  His last 2  albums were fantastic

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loved him, love him, will always love him. One of the great human beings.

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On 12/22/2017 at 4:51 PM, Stereojack said:

A marvelous musician whose ears were always wide open. I got to see him with Shepp in 1966 or 67, and had the pleasure of meeting him 40 years later when he was staying at a friend's house while in town for a gig. A nice fellow and a beautiful musical spirit. 

I had the good fortune to be at the same dinner as Stereo Jack at a mutual friend's house.  I recall Roswell as being modest and enormously insightful.  

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