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Thursday, January 02, 2014

RIP Bobby Gordon

The clarinettist Bobby Gordon has sadly passed away. One of the later breed of musicians keeping classic jazz/swing alive his playing enlivened sessions by Becky Kilgore and others. Michael Steinman has posted an emotive obituary on his Jazz Lives site.
Bobby Gordon died on New Year's Eve.
Lance.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Sad news. A few years back I was listening to Russell Davies on BBC Radio 2 and on came this track. 'A hundred years from today' with a lovely, warm singer and a delightful, quirky clarinettist. It was a total delight. I just thought 'Who is this - must find out! It made quite an impact. That was my introduction to Rebecca Kilgore and Bobby Gordon with his trio. I sent off for the CD 'Harlem Butterfly' in remembrance of Maxine Sullivan. Its one of the nicest jazz CDs I've ever heard.
Roly

Unknown said...

He was only 71 years old. Too young!
Joe Carbery.