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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

RIP Big Jim Sullivan.

The man was a legend - played with just about every pop star from the sixties onwards reputedly providing the often anonymous backing to over a 1000 chart singles and, in case you're wondering what he's doing here, look out for his 3 CD set The Big Jim Sullivan Trio plays jazz from The Jazz Café released in 2004. 
Or read what Martin Taylor wrote on F/B today - Just got a phone call with the sad news that my dear friend Big Jim Sullivan has passed. A true guitar legend who will be missed by us all. 

Big Jim Sullivan 1941-2012.

My personal recollection is of Big Jim doing a Fender clinic at a Newcastle Music Store and hearing a few stories afterwards that would be ill-timed to repeat here.
Big Jim was 71 and will be sadly missed by a lot of guitarists - check out the F/B response that is already filling up rapidly with comments!
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