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Stanley Cowell, R I P

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That’s sad. Such a great pianist and still so active... he will be missed.

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His daughter, Sunny, posted on her Facebook page, he was getting treatment fir cancer when he went into shock. 

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R.I.P.

One of my favourite pianists - I have three different copies/editions of one of his albums:

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Such sad news ........

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The guy was a truly great pianist, musician, spirit. In his own way, a visionary, albeit not a particularly aggressive one. Still, look at his entire discography and you can seel more than just pianojazz records, there's a real breadth there.

His loss is significant. Thoughts, prayers, and...sadness. RIP.

 

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Stanley showing some other big time pianists pointers at the Vanguard. Jason, Fred and Ethan soaking up every bit of it. All three are so immersed in the moment.

Image may contain: 1 person, playing a musical instrument, dancing, on stage, night and indoor

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Great photo! :tup 

 

Here's another version of Cowell's "Effi":

Cowell made huge contributions to a series of outstanding Bobby Hutcherson records: Patterns, Spiral, Medina, and Now

Some amazing music. 

 

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RIP. Shattered to see this, at a loss for words.

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5 hours ago, Hardbopjazz said:

Stanley showing some other big time pianists pointers at the Vanguard. Jason, Fred and Ethan soaking up every bit of it. All three are so immersed in the moment.

Image may contain: 1 person, playing a musical instrument, dancing, on stage, night and indoor

Great picture!

Very sad when I heard this. I never saw him, and he rarely came to the West Coast unfortunately.

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very sad news. A great artist

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I foolishly missed a gig Stanley Cowell played with his daughter in Toledo years ago, but I finally caught him in Detroit in 2016 with an all-star band (Charles Tolliver, Billy Harper, Jay Anderson and Carl Allen).  Although I'd hoped that his retirement from teaching would mean that I'd have more opportunities to see him, I'm grateful to have seen him that one time.

Thank you for the music, Mr. Cowell, and rest in peace.

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Blues For the Viet Cong was my intro to him.  What a great player.  He’s one of those guys I tend to buy when I come across his albums.  Strata East was another milestone for him.

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