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

Jim Eigo jim at jazzpromoservices.com
Sun Jun 3 08:00:26 EDT 2012

I saw this band at the Bottom line, but with Sonny Fortune not Liebman.

Cosey once hired me to do PR for his gig @the old Village Underground
(across from the Blue Note on West 3rd).  There was a dispute about the
money so Pete took the promoter to court.  The People's Court and I was
promptly paid.  So somewhere in TV land there's this episode.  Anyone have
a lead that would be great to see.

R.I.P. Pete!

And lets not forget his work with Rotary Connection and Electric Mud too!

Jim Eigo

On 6/1/12 10:35 PM, "onthebeach at aol.com" <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.
>ricky schultz

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