[JPL] R.I.P Pete Cosey, from blue to cosmic jazz guitarist
jim at jazzpromoservices.com
Mon Jun 4 15:05:06 EDT 2012
Man, would love to see the People's Court episode...
On 6/4/12 11:50 AM, "bluelaws" <bluelaws at aol.com> wrote:
>Great story. BTW, loved the pieces on your dad.
>From: Jim Eigo [mailto:jim at jazzpromoservices.com]
>Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2012 8:00 AM
>To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
>Subject: Re: [JPL] R.I.P Pete Cosey, from blue to cosmic jazz guitarist
>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
>lead that would be great to see.
>And lets not forget his work with Rotary Connection and Electric Mud too!
>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.
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