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Chris Poggiali
01-15-2007, 10:46 AM
We had a thread here a couple of weeks ago about jazz -- I figured a few of us would be interested in these recent passings.

MICHAEL BRECKER
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Brecker

ALICE COLTRANE
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-coltrane14jan14,1,1300733.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california&ctrack=1&cset=true

Nick McBride
01-15-2007, 02:32 PM
RIP both.

Michael Brecker did a lot of session work for George Clinton and James Brown in the 70s, as well as those mentioned in the wikipedia link.

Chris Poggiali
01-15-2007, 03:17 PM
Michael Brecker did a lot of session work for George Clinton.

That's right. He's on the Parliament albums Chocolate City, Mothership Connection, The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein and Trombipulation, the first two Bootsy's Rubber Band albums (Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band and Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!) and I think a few others (the first Horny Horns LP?).

Aleck Bennett
01-15-2007, 04:00 PM
Damn...I was just talking to a friend just a few weeks ago about how much I dug Alice Coltrane, too. I only had her two 1970 albums, Ptah the El Daoud and Journey in Satchidananda, but they both got a lot of play around here.

Jesper Maintz
01-15-2007, 05:19 PM
I used to be a big fan of Michael Brecker, and this is sad news. RIP! :(

Randy Thomas G
01-16-2007, 12:44 AM
Alice Coltrane's Monastic Trio record is great. Check it out, it also has Pharoah Sanders blowing on it.