Post Number: 4706
|Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 5:23 pm: |
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.
Post Number: 303
|Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 6:45 pm: |
I've noticed more than a few very notable and talented people passing lately.
His works influenced many and he will be missed.
Post Number: 994
|Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 5:37 am: |
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.
Post Number: 33
|Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 11:42 am: |
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....)
Post Number: 812
|Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 10:35 pm: |
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.
Post Number: 4721
|Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 9:28 am: |
Thanks Bob; I had not heard about Alice.
Here is a story on her.