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Thursday, February 10, 2011

RIP Don Ferrara

Just a note to mention that trumpeter Don Ferrara died 18th. January aged 82. He’s been living near San Diego, California. He was a student of Lennie Tristano’s and was instrumental (sorry) in introducing Warne Marsh to Lennie when both Don and Warne were together in the US army in 1947. Jack Goodwin.

3 comments :

DAVE THE RAVE said...

Sorry to hear of the passing of Don Ferrara. One of my favourite tracks was the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band's 1960 recording of Ellington's "I'm Gonna Go Fishin'", which boasted a great trumpet solo by Don. Another underrated great. DAVE THE RAVE

Girish said...

Decades ago I had An EP recording of Lee Konitz and Don Ferrara called "Very Kool".
On this recording, this hard bop trumpeter blows some awesome explosive trumpet with some very high notes thrown in.
His solo work is well conveived and superbly executed.
RIP.
Girish
Mumbai, India

Barbara Lauren said...

I KNEW DON FERRERA MANY YEARS AGO...I STUDIED PIANO WITH LENNY TRISTANO AND OFTEN WENT TO HEAR HIM PLAY AT THE "HALF NOTE" IN NYC...ON MANY OCCASIONS DON FERRARA SAT IN AND HE WAS TRULY AMAZING! HE WILL BE MISSED...
SINCERELY,
BARBARA LAUREN

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