Sunday, April 02, 2006

Jackie McLean, Don Alias, RIP

From the blog Song With Orange I just found out that jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean has died at age 73. McLean appeared on numerous albums as both a sideman and as a leader over a more than 50 year career, including stints with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Charles Mingus. From the same blog I've also learned that percussionist Don Alias has died. Although he released no albums under his own name Alias appeared on over 200 recordings ranging from jazz pianist Chick Corea to James Taylor.

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