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Monday, November 09, 2009

R.I.P. STACY ROWLES - age 54.

I was shocked to discover that Stacy Rowles, trumpet playing daughter of piano legend Jimmy Rowles, has died at the relatively tender age of 54.
Stacy was a very lyrical player in the same way that Chet Baker was without sounding like Chet.
I remember buying a CD of Stacy's thinking she was a singer (which in fact she also was) only to find out she was trumpet player - a trumpet player par excellence which, given her pedigree, is not surprising.
She should have been better known but appeared to be content to limit her activities to California and the west coast.
Her death was through complications following a car accident. Reports vary but Oct 27 is the latest date given.
A sad loss. Obituary.


Anonymous said...

Hi Lance,
Thanks for your comments. I had to 'make what I could' of the relatively few pictures I had of Stacy Rowles. The YouTube name, by the way should read 'oldjazzfan'.
I hope you took time out to view my other YouTube offerings and perhaps my website/gallery
I am located at the other end of the UK, in Southampton.

Lance said...

Nice to hear from you and for the Stacy Celebration plus your other clips.
You've got quite a photo collection - did you work on the QEII?
Keep in touch.

Tito Puente Latin Giants said...

Thank you so much Slyde and I were very good friends of hers.Slyde had just played with her on his Birthday at Charlie o's on July 5th.I was supposed to meet her on the 26th after her Europe tour while I was in Los Angeles for 2 weeks.I had no idea she had been in the hospital the whole time I was in LA. WE have lost a dear dear friend,She will be missed.Our hearts are aching.Slyde and Yolee Hyde

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