Jazz trombonist Roswell Rudd, one of the distinctive players of his instrument in many strains of music, has died at the age of 82. With a career stretching back to the early 60s and over a hundred recordings featuring his playing, he leaves behind a substantial legacy. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2013.
by Jon Davis, Published 2017-12-22
Rudd's resume includes many of jazz's greatest artists, including Gil Evans, Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, Charlie Hayden, Gato Barbieri, Steve Lacy, Carla Bley, Elton Dean, Han Bennink, and many more. Always the musical explorer, he also contributed to recordings outside of jazz, including NRBQ, Lo'Jo, and Toumani Diabate. In recent years, he has often toured with West African musicans.
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