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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

R.I.P. Al Harewood.

Drum legend Al Harewood passed away on March 13 aged 90. A Blue Note houseman back in in the 1950s and '60s Harewood played on many sessions with Dexter Gordon, Stanley Turrentine, J.J. Johnson, Horace Parlan, Stan Getz and a host of others.
His passing is not without a north east connection as fellow drummer David Carnegie, former north east resident, studied with Al Harewood and wrote a tune paying tribute to Al during his time as leader of Extreme Measures.
Sadly missed.
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2 comments :

Alyn Shipton (on F/b) said...

Sad - met him while making a feature on Smalls for BBC World Service in 2000 or thereabouts. Good player, nice man.

David Carnegie said...

Thanks Lance. He was one of my first drum teachers. I used to go for lessons at a house he had in Barbados. His parents were Barbadian I believe. He was a kind and patient man.

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