I’m deeply saddened to tell you that Paul passed away last night after his battle with cancer. He fought strongly until the end.
We want to thank you all for your support over the past few months.
Needless to say, all upcoming shows for the rest of this year have been cancelled as we’re going through this loss with family and friends. We’ll post a longer update shortly with more information as well.
Paul, we will miss you.
Saxophonist Yusef Lateef Dies at Age 93
Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died. He was 93.
Lateef died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western Massachusetts, according to the Douglass Funeral Home in Amherst.
Lateef, a tenor saxophonist known for his impressive technique, also became a top flutist. He was a jazz soloist on the oboe and played bassoon. He introduced different types of flutes and other woodwind instruments from many countries into his music and is credited with playing world music before it was officially named.
"I believe that all humans have knowledge," he said in a 2009 interview for the National Endowment for the Arts. "Each culture has some knowledge. That's why I studied with Saj Dev, an Indian flute player. That's why I studied Stockhausen's music. The pygmies' music of the rain forest is very rich music. So the knowledge is out there. And I also believe one should seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. With that kind of inquisitiveness, one discovers things that were unknown before."
As a composer, he created works for performers ranging from soloists to bands to choirs. His longer pieces have been played by symphony orchestras throughout the United States and in Germany. In 1987, he won a Grammy Award for his new age recording "Yusef Lateef's Little Symphony," on which he played all of the instruments.
In 2010, he was named an NEA Jazz Master, the nation's highest jazz honor.
Lateef had an international following and toured extensively in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Africa. His last tour was during the summer.
He held a bachelor's degree in music and a master's degree in music education from the Manhattan School of Music, and from 1987 to 2002, he was a professor at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, from which he was awarded a doctorate in education.
He created his own music theory called "Autophysiopsychic Music," which he described in the NEA interview as "music from one's physical, mental and spiritual self, and also from the heart."
Born William Emanuel Huddleston in Chattanooga, Tenn. in 1920, Lateef moved with his family to Detroit five years later. He became acquainted with many top musicians who were part of Detroit's active music scene and by age 18 he was touring professionally with swing bands led by Lucky Millinder, Roy Eldridge, Hot Lips Page and Ernie Fields.
In 1949, he was invited to perform with the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra which was playing be-bop. He took the name Yusef Lateef after becoming a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, and twice made the pilgrimage to Mecca.
He became a fixture on the Detroit jazz scene in the 1950s leading his own quintet. In 1960, he moved to New York and joined Charles Mingus' band. Lateef would go on to perform with some of jazz's best talent, including Cannonball Adderley, Donald Byrd, and Miles Davis.
Lateef first began recording under his own name in 1956 for Savoy Records, and made more than 100 recordings as a leader for such labels as Prestige, Impulse, Atlantic and his own YAL. His most enduring early recordings included such songs as "Love Theme from Spartacus" and "Morning."
In the 1980s, he taught at a university in Nigeria, where he did research into the Fulani flute.
Lateef formed his own label, YAL Records, in 1992, which released an extended suite, "The World at Peace," co-composed with percussionist Adam Rudolph. He also wrote a four-movement work for quintet and orchestra, "The African American Epic Suite," which was commissioned and performed by the WDR Orchestra in Germany in 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Ayesha Lateef; son, Yusef Lateef; granddaughter and great-grandchildren.
Kanker, triest...quote:Op dinsdag 31 december 2013 01:11 schreef ranja het volgende:
Gitarist Benjamin Curtis van School of Seven Bells, ook ooit drummer van Tripping Daisy en lid van Secret Machines.
Bron: http://www.nu.nl/media/36(...)er-85-overleden.htmlquote:Liedjesschrijver Herman Pieter de Boer (85) overleden
Journalist, schrijver en liedjesschrijver Herman Pieter de Boer is woensdagnacht op 85-jarige leeftijd in Eindhoven overleden. Dat meldt de NOS. Hij was al geruime tijd ziek.
De Boer werd onder meer bekend van liedjes die hij schreef voor Ramses Shaffy, Lenny Kuhr en Kinderen voor Kinderen.
Zo zijn de klassiekers Laat me, Visite en Op een onbewoond eiland van zijn hand.
Als journalist werkte De Boer voor De Tijd. In 2008 werd hij benoemd tot Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau.
En niet te vergeten Annabel die nog steeds op het station wachtquote:Op woensdag 1 januari 2014 06:23 schreef Elfletterig het volgende:
quote:Op woensdag 1 januari 2014 06:23 schreef Elfletterig het volgende:
Bron: http://nos.nl/artikel/593(...)il-74-overleden.htmlquote:Everly Brother Phil (74) overleden
In een voorstad van Los Angeles is Phil Everly, de helft van muziekduo The Everly Brothers, op 74-jarige leeftijd overleden. Hij stierf gisteren aan complicaties van de longziekte COPD, heeft zijn vrouw Patti bekendgemaakt.
Phil Everly en zijn broer Don waren vooral in de jaren 50 en 60 populair met hun rock-'n-roll en countrymuziek. Ze scoorden hits met nummers als 'Wake Up Little Susie', 'Bye Bye Love' en 'All I Have to Do Is Dream'.
In de jaren 70 ging het duo enige tijd uit elkaar. In 1973 gooide Phil tijdens een concert zijn gitaar neer en liep het podium af. Zijn broer Don zei daarop tegen de mensen in de zaal dat The Everly Brothers tien jaar geleden al overleden waren.
De broers werkten daarna enkele jaren aan een solocarrière. Vanaf de jaren 80 traden zij weer op als duo. In 1988 kwam hun laatste album uit, 'Some Hearts'.
Hall of Fame
Artiesten als The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan en Simon & Garfunkel werden door The Everly Brothers beïnvloed. "De impact van The Everly Brothers overstijgt zelfs hun roem", schreef Paul Simon in 2004 in het muziekblad Rolling Stone.
In 1986 werden de broers als een van de eerste artiesten opgenomen in de Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Mijn moeder is groot fan van ze. Ik heb ze nog gezien in het voorprogramma van Simon & Garfunkel. Prettige muziek.quote: