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Sonny Simmons RIP

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Last night on Facebook on one group, it was reported that Sonny died.  Under "John Coltrane memorial project" on youtube, yesterday an individual has posted a tribute to Sonny while referring to his passing.  A French jazz blog appears to confirm Sonny's death: http://jazzaparis.canalblog.com.  No details provided.

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Sonny Simmons….oh my...somebody to always follow...so much playing....RIP and no small love here.

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I hope it’s not true but it probably is. Sonny was a giant. A unique saxophone player with a beautiful sound.

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Sorry to hear this.  He was a monster, and will be greatly missed.  Shocking and a great disappointment to me that 'Rumasuma' has never been reissued.

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8 hours ago, clifford_thornton said:

yeah, I'm willing to trust Pierre Crépon on this. Sad news. I interviewed him in 2004, fascinating character and one of the great saxophonists to emerge in the 1960s.

Do you have a link to the interview?

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PM me your email. I'm trying not to drive traffic to AAJ, and have reedited it anyway for future publication elsewhere.

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Sonny's partner Janet Janke emailed me.  Apparently Sonny passed on 4/6.  A remarkable lack of web info, considering Sonny's great output.  If anyone is interested, I put together a partial sessionography on excel.  I'd be happy to share it.

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30 minutes ago, Out Front Outback said:

Sonny's partner Janet Janke emailed me.  Apparently Sonny passed on 4/6.  A remarkable lack of web info, considering Sonny's great output.  If anyone is interested, I put together a partial sessionography on excel.  I'd be happy to share it.

Out Front - It would be great if you could just copy-and-paste the info right in this thread.  I'd be interested in seeing it. :tup 

 

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Sonny often used to play outside the window of my San Fransisco office (1982-1986).  I, a dude in a suit, chatted with him a few times.  After a while, he recognized me, but I was pretty self conscious about being a guy in a suit.  I'm so glad to have gotten to hear him there and later in concert.  

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On 4/15/2021 at 9:21 PM, HutchFan said:

Out Front - It would be great if you could just copy-and-paste the info right in this thread.  I'd be interested in seeing it. :tup 

 

Me too!

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Nikko, this obviously went a lot farther than I was able to get.... nice you were able to snag it though original hello world site appears to be gone.  for some reason page 6 does not load.  Thanks again!

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