[JPL] R.I.P Pete Cosey, from blue to cosmic jazz guitarist

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Fri Jun 1 22:35:05 EDT 2012

Pete Cosey, a Chicago session guitarist mostly known for his work with the great Miles Davis, has passed away. The axe man was 68 years old.
According to The Chicago Reader, Cosey "was a classic musician's musician" who played on many amazing blues and jazz albums. He began his career as a guitarist with Chess Records in the 1960s. There he recorded with Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, theRotary Connection, Phil Cohran and the late Etta James.

Cosey is mostly known for his virtuosic fret work with Miles Davis in the early '70s, playing on the horn blower's more electric albums Agharta, Pangaea, and Get Up With It. After Davis retired, Cosey struggled to latch onto another big project, despite being featured on Herbie Hancock's Future Shock. Cosey's angular, and futurist solos will live on through some of jazz music's most enigmatic records. Check out the video below of the Chicago guitarist playing with Miles Davis.


ricky schultz

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