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R.I.P.: Deaths in Late 2009

Apr 28th, 2010 | By

Compiled by W. Royal Stokes and Ken Franckling

This is an addendum to R.I.P: Deaths in 2009, which appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of Jazz Notes.

Saxophonist and arranger Willie “Face” Smith; saxophonist, bandleader, writer and broadcaster Jaap Ludeke

Pianist Terry Pollard; pianist and arranger Torrie Zito; pianist, composer, author and educator Charlie Banacos; pianist and educator Consuela Lee… [read more]



Here’s to Dan

Jan 15th, 2010 | By
Dan Morgenstern

Dan Morgenstern. Photograph by Ed Berger.

Musicians are obviously the lifeblood of jazz, but the importance of non-musician devotees like Dan Morgenstern is hard to overstate. Throughout his long career, Morgenstern has worn many hats: editor, journalist, critic, annotator, educator, scholar, archivist. He edited Down Beat during the late ’60s and early ’70s — a pivotal time in jazz’s, not to mention America’s, … [read more]



R.I.P.: Deaths in 2009

Jan 15th, 2010 | By

Compiled by W. Royal Stokes and Ken Franckling

This article appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of Jazz Notes. See addendum.

DAVID “FATHEAD” NEWMAN • GEORGE RUSSELL • RASHIED ALI • LES PAUL • JOE MANERI • HALE SMITH • LESLIE CAROLE JOHNSON • STACY ROWLES • MICHAEL JACKSON • LEONARD GASKIN • HANK CRAWFORD • BLOSSOM DEARIE • LOUIE … [read more]