[JPL] Sad passages

Alphonse Mouzon amouzon at socal.rr.com
Tue Nov 8 05:35:05 EST 2011

I'm saddened by the passing of great pianist Gordon Beck (RIP).  Gordon was
an amazing pianist and composer! We recorded together in 1975 for MPS
Records on The George Gruntz PIANO CONCLAVE - "PALAIS ANTHOLOGY". There were
six European pianists on the date: George Gruntz, Gordon Beck, Martial
Solal, Wollfgang Dauner, Joachim Kuhn and Jasper van't Hof, along with
Americans John Lee on bass and Alphonse Mouzon on drums.

Rest in peace Gordon!
Alphonse Mouzon
Tenacious Records

> From: Tom Reney - WFCR Radio <tr at wfcr.org>
> Reply-To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
> Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2011 06:30:52 -0500
> To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
> Subject: Re: [JPL] Sad passages
> We gave Norris good coverage this week in Jazz a la Mode, and my
> colleague Kari Njiiri featured him on Saturday night in Jazz Safari.
> Kari saw Walter play a solo concert in Havana in 1998.  Alas, I never
> saw him in person, but he's been a favorite for at least 20 years thanks
> to the excellent series on Concord, including a Maybeck recital and a
> great quartet date with Joe Henderson, possibly the edgiest music
> Concord released under Carl Jefferson's watch.
> Hodier...I was devastated by his attack on Duke Ellington's 1956
> recording of Ko Ko ("Ellington Remaking His Masterpiece") which was one
> of the first pieces of jazz criticism I encountered.   Still, I
> respected the fact that Hodier was one of the first critics to treat
> jazz /that/ seriously.
> Gordon Beck made a nice record with Helen Merrill for Owl that includes
> "I Love Paris" and a Beck tune, "I Love Paris Too."  Sunnyside released
> it here years ago.
> Tom
> On 11/7/2011 12:56 AM, Nou Dadoun wrote:
>> They probably won't get much airplay but there were a few sad passages this
>> week, pianist Walter Norris, vocalist Beryl Davis, author/composer Andre
>> Hodeir and pianist Gordon Beck all passed away in the last week ... N
> -- 
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