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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4706
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 5:23 pm:   Edit Post

NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential tenor saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a career that spanned more than three decades, died Saturday. He was 57.
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Username: inthelows

Post Number: 303
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 6:45 pm:   Edit Post

I've noticed more than a few very notable and talented people passing lately.
His works influenced many and he will be missed.
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 994
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 5:37 am:   Edit Post

That's very sad. i'd seen an ad in the music press requesting funds to help him but hadn't realised how bad he actually was.

Username: reinier

Post Number: 33
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 11:42 am:   Edit Post

A truly original voice and a huge source of inspiration. A great loss to music.

(although the adds apparently scroll continuously, at the moment I clicked Dave's link I couldn't help noticing that right next to the article of the passing of such a hugely talented (and reportedly largely self-taught) musician, there was this advertisement for a method to master the bass fretboard in just one hour....)
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Username: bob

Post Number: 812
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 10:35 pm:   Edit Post

I heard this on the radio yesterday (KCSM, a local jazz station). I liked Michael's playing, and have several of his recordings. Though I wasn't a huge fan, I will miss him.

It seems that in the same week, we have also lost Alice Coltrane.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4721
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 9:28 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Bob; I had not heard about Alice.
Here is a story on her.

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