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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Aussie Alto Ace Dead

Australian alto sax player Bernie McGann has died after undergoing heart surgery. McGann, reported to be Australia's most outstanding jazzman, was 76.
I never heard him play as he rarely left his home country but his reputation was known and respected worldwide.
Bernie McGann died on September 17.
Obituary. Rest In Peace..Lance.

3 comments :

jaygee said...

You can hear Bernie McGann on an album called "Always" on Spotify. According to his obit, Bernie McGann chose the life of a postman in order to play the music of his choice.
RIP.

Lance said...

Thanks Jaygee, I've just listened to a couple of tracks - I'm Old Fashioned and Accustomed to her Face - and he's a very distinctive alto player warm, almost unique, sound good technique without flashiness.
Rest in peace.

Lee said...

Oh very sorry to read this news here Lance. Bernie was an outstanding musician, a real pleasure to hear him ... tho sadly I haven't for the many years since I moved to blighty. reminder to us all, go hear them live while they are living!!

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