[JPL] George Russell R.I.P.
steve_schwartz at wgbh.org
Tue Jul 28 08:04:18 EDT 2009
Composer, theoretician, pianist George Russell passed away this evening,
July 27, 2009 at approximately 9:10 pm from complications due to Alzheimer’s.
He leaves his wife Alice Russell, his son Jock Millgardh and three grandchildren,
Maya, Kalle and Max.
There will be no funeral, but a memorial service will be planned in the future.
A decade ago George was presented a "Jazz Achievement Award" by
The New England Foundation for The Arts. As a part of that award,
I got to co-produce a half hour radio documentary about him.
It's all George, talking about his life and career in music and samples
of the music he is talking about.
A fascinating first person account of a brilliant career.
The program is available on the WGBH website. Simply go to:
Look for the photo of Yusef Lateef (another recipient of that same Award).
Scroll down until you see George's picture.
Thank you George!
Jazz from Studio Four
WGBH, 89.7FM, Boston
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