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

Nou Dadoun nou.dadoun at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 01:06:10 EDT 2012

I think one of his last projects was Bob Belden's production of Miles From
India a couple of years back; I played Miles Runs the Voodoo Down which
features him this afternoon - definitely one of a kind! ... N

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 7:35 PM, <onthebeach at aol.com> wrote:

> 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.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PruMPJTsqvo
> ricky schultz
> thejazzconsultant.com
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