7. Nat Hentoff, 91, renowned jazz critic, political columnist, and free speech activist
10. Buddy Greco, 90, jazz singer and pianist
13. Riza Arshad, 53, Indonesian jazz keyboardist and a lovely man.

12. Al Jarreau, 76, Grammy-winning and very distinctive jazz singer
13. Michael Naura, 82, German jazz pianist, critic and producer
19. Larry Coryell, 73, pioneering and eclectic jazz fusion guitarist (w. downloadable compilation)
23. Horace Parlan, 83, hard-bop pianist with Charles Mingus, Roland Kirk, Archie Shepp et al.

3. Misha Mengelberg, 81, Dutch improvising jazz pianist
28. Arthur Blythe, 76, innovative jazz saxophonist

1. Ikutaro Kakehashi, 87, Japanese developer of Roland keyboards, drum machines
15. Allan Holdsworth, 70, seminal jazz-rock guitarist (click name for media content)

8. Dave Pell, 92, jazz saxophonist and bandleader.

27. Geri Allen, 60, influential jazz pianist
28. Kelan Phil Cohran, 90, trumpeter and occasional zither (Sun Ra and His Arkestra)
—–Listen to African Skies

31. Chuck Loeb, 61, jazz guitarist, composer (Stan Getz, Steps Ahead, Four Play)

22. John Abercrombie, 72, seminal jazz fusion guitarist (video) & ECM mainstay.
30. ‘Skip’ Prokop, 73, drummer, co-founder of Canadian group Lighthouse “the world’s first 13-piece jazz-rock orchestra

3. Walter Becker, 67, ‘half’ of Steely Dan (IndoJazzia tribute)

8. Grady Tate, 85, American hard bop and soul-jazz drummer and singer (discography)
18. Phil Miller, 68, crucial yet unassuming guitarist with the ‘Canterbury’ bands Delivery, Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, National Health, In Cahoots.
24. Muhal Richard Abrams, 87, autodidactic pianist, composer and educator

1. Widyasena Sumadio, 51, “connected the dots” in Indonesia’s jazz scene.
22. Jon Hendrix, 96, jazz vocal improviser and songwriter who put lyrics to well-known jazz instrumentals
22. George Avakian, 98, record producer and “the father of jazz album annotation.”

7. Sunny Murray, 81, “…free-thinking jazz drummer described as ‘a conductor of energies’…”
16. Keely Smith, 89, jazz vocalist
21. Roswell Rudd, 82, one time Dixieland trombonist who became the instrument’s first major practitioner in the avant-garde jazz movement.

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

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

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“)

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.”

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.

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

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

27. Bobby Wellins, 80, jazz saxophonist and composer

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.




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