I was saddened to hear today of the passing of Ornette Coleman. He was 85, and he had a great run. He created a fantastic body of music, governed by a tremendously strong personal vision, pushing the boundaries of his genre. I didn’t grow up… Read More
Jean Ritchie, a tremendously influential voice in American song, passed yesterday, age 92. RIP. Here is the obit in the NY Times.
Sad to hear of the passing of singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester. RIP. We had the pleasure of attending one of his wonderful performances at Hugh’s Room here in Toronto a few years back. He sure had a way with a song.
Musician Lou Reed is dead at 71. I listened to his album New York just the other day with my friend Vox. Damned fine music. Very sad news.
I heard today that Peter Appleyard died, at 84. Do you know his work? He was a great vibraphone player who lived and played in the Toronto area for many years. Here’s another video I’ve shared before in which Mr. Appleyard has an opportunity to… Read More
Our cat Rossi died today. He had a stroke or maybe strokes about a year ago and since he’s been living with seizures that have become increasingly severe with the passing of days. He was a good cat, grumpy, independent and yet in a strange… Read More
I heard today that Chicago bluesman Magic Slim died. RIP
Jazz-man Dave Brubeck has passed at 91. RIP Here’s In Your Own Sweet Way Let’s take five and listen to his big one…this melody was all over the radio tonight.
My brother emailed to say that banjo picker Dave Hum has passed. RIP. As Salvelinas aptly put it, the man sure could play.