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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

RIP Coleridge Goode


It is with great sadness that I've learned of the passing of the legendary bass player Coleridge Goode on October 2 at the grand old age of 100. 
Perhaps best known for his work with fellow West Indian Joe Harriott he also had a long association with Michael Garrick.
Back in 2010 I attended a tribute to Ian Carr at the South Bank Centre. This featured many great names of British jazz including Garrick, Don Rendell, Guy Barker, Mike Gibbs and Norma Winstone but the biggest round of applause went to Coleridge who, wheelchair bound, was introduced from the audience. Then 94, he didn't play but the warmth of his reception spoke volumes of the place he held in the hearts of the audience that night.
His passing leaves an enormous void.
May he Rest In Peace.
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Lance.

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