Obituaries

January
3. Paul Bley, 83, “a genuine jazz visionary(video)
13. Giorgio Gomelsky, 81, “one of the more important non-musicians in rock and jazz history

February
4. Gato Barbieri, 83, Grammy-winning Latin jazz saxophonist

March
6. Ireng Maulana, 71, Indonesian jazz and blues guitarist, founder of JakJazz.
9. (Sir) George Martin, 90, “The world’s most famous record producer.”
10. Ernestine Anderson, 87, singer (Quincy Jones: She was the sound of “honey at dusk“)

April
9. Tony Conrad, 76, experimental film maker and musician
—–You don’t know who I am, but somehow, indirectly, you’ve been affected by things I did.”

May
2. Paul William McDowell, 84, singer (with Temperance Seven), actor and writer
11. Joe Temperley, 86, “Scotland’s greatest ever jazz musician“, a baritone saxophonist, mainly worked in the USA.

June
16. ‘Sir’ Charles Thompson, 98, jazz pianist

August
15. Bobby Hutcherson, 75, virtuosic vibraphonist (video)
20. Louis Stewart, 72, Irish jazz guitarist with international reputation.
22. Toots Thielemans
, 94, Belgian who popularised the harmonica as a jazz instrument.
26. Rudy Van Gelder, 91, legendary recording engineer for Blue Note, Prestige, Impulse!, Verve.


Documentary and interview with Rudy van Gelder

October
27. Bobby Wellins, 80, jazz saxophonist and composer

November
3. Kay Starr, 94, jazz (pop and country) singer.
11. Victor Bailey, 56, bass player with Weather Report ++ (video of improvised solo.)
15. Mose Allison, 89, jazz, country and blues singer-songwriter-pianist who influenced ’60s blues groups.

COMPILATION

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Tracks

01. Paul Bley Quartet – Solemn Meditation
02. Chris Barber – Battersea Rain Dance (prod. Georgio Gomelsky)
03. Gato Barbieri – Milonga Triste
04. Ireng Maulana All Stars – At The Jazz Band Ball
05. Dudley Moore – Sad One For George (prod. George Martin)
06. Joe Temperley – Single Petal of a Rose
07. ‘Sir’ Charles Thompson Quartet – Honeysuckle Rose
08. Bobby Hutcherson – Tranquillity
09. Louis Stewart – Yesterdays
10. Jean ‘Toots’ Thielemans – Imagination
11. Bobby Wellins – No Good Boyo
12. Kay Starr & Tony Bennett – Blue And Sentimental
13. Victor Bailey – Low Blow
14. Mose Allison – Was