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Rifftides: Gene Lees, 1928-2010

May 12th, 2010 | By

This article originally appeared on Doug Ramsey’s Rifftides blog, published by ArtsJournal.com.

Gene Lees. Photograph by John Reeves.

Gene Lees died on April 22. We lost a writer unsurpassed at illuminating music and the world that musicians inhabit. I lost a cherished colleague whose work inspired me, a dear friend whose companionship brightened my existence. For a formal biography, see … [read more]