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Saturday, December 27, 2014

16. OJC December 27 2014 | Remembering Jazz Musicians 2014

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Remembering musicians we lost in 2014

1. Horace Silver (85) 2. Gerald Wilson (96) 3. Charlie Haden (76) 4. Joe Sample (75) 5. Wayne Henderson (74) 6. Kenny Drew Jr. (56) 7. Dick Berk (74) 8. Herb Jeffries (100) 9. Janice Scroggins (59) 10. Linda Hornbuckle (59) 11. Derek Reith (43)

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Welcome to Oregon Jazz Central. Today we look back at some of the jazz musicians we lost in 2014. While their personal jazz journeys have ended they will continue with us on ours through their recordings.

Horace Silver
Horace Silver
Senor Blues
Pianist Composer Horace Silver who was known for his hard bop innovations was born in Norwalk, Connecticut. His father, John taught him the folk music of his home Cape Verde which influenced Silver's compositions.

Gerald Wilson
Gerald Wilson
Jammin in C
Gerald Wilson was a trumpeter, big band bandleader, composer, arranger, and educator, based in Los Angeles, California, since the early 1940s who wrote arrangements for Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, among many others.

Charles Edward "Charlie" Haden
Charlie Haden
The Sphinx
Haden was born and raised on a farm in Shenandoah, Iowa. His musical family performed country and folk music often on the radio. He eventually landed in Los Angeles where he worked with Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett. 

Joseph Leslie "Joe" Sample (February 1, 1939 – September 12, 2014)
Joe Sample
Mood Indigo
Joe Sample was one of the founding members of the Jazz Crusaders and remained a part of the Crusaders as it became known in 1971 until its final album in 1991. He had a very successful solo career which included many guest appearances and albums of his own.

Wayne Maurice Henderson
Wayne Maurice Henderson
The Crusaders
Hard bop trombonist Wayne Henderson was playing regularly with tenor saxophonist Wilton Felder and pianist Joe Sample in mid-'50s Huston, Texas giving the original Jazz Crusaders its trademark sound.

Kenny Drew Jr.
Kenny Drew, Jr.
Well You Needn't
Pianist who credits Thelonious Monk for his skill set, Kenny Drew Jr. studied classical music with his mother and grandmother becoming interested in jazz in his teens eventually settling into a hard swinging bluesy sound. Though he does not credit him as an influence, he was the son of hard bop post bop pianist Kenny Drew.
Richard Alan "Dick" Berk

Dick Berk
East Coast Stroll
Drummer and band leader Dick Berk was born in San Francisco, then went East to Berklee College of Music and stayed on the east coast until his move to Los Angeles in the late 60s. He worked with Milt Jackson, Blue Mitchell and Nick Brignola and in the 1980's founded the Jazz Adoption Agency which found itself eventually in Portland Oregon when he wasn't traveling.

Herbert "Herb" Jeffries
Herb Jeffries
Say It Isn't So 1957
Herb Jeffries was born Umberto Alexander Valentino and sang jazz and popular music as well as appearing in some western feature films in the 1930s. He recorded for Coral, Decca, Bethlehem, Columbia, Mercury and Trend record labels.

Janice Scroggins
Pianist Janice Scroggins who moved to the Albina community of Portland in 1978. She was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2013.

Linda Hornbuckle
Soul and soulful singer Linda Hornbuckle. Linda performed regularly and recorded with pianist Janice Scroggins, as well as with her own band. She was said to be the Northwest's No. 1 Soul Sister.

Derek Reith
Derek Reith - percussionist for Pink Martini Band with which he traveled the world bringing the sounds he discovered back home to Portland.

Buddy DeFranco (February 17, 1923 - December 24 2014)

Idris Muhammad (November 13, 1939 – July 29, 2014)

Paul Horn (March 17, 1930 – June 29, 2014)

Peter "Pete" Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014)

Al Lerner (1919 - January 19, 2014)

Ronald Laurence Albert Simpson (29 November 1962 – 13 January 2014)

Aaron Sachs (July 4, 1923 - June 5, 2014)

James Victor "Jimmy" Scott (July 17, 1925 – June 12, 2014)

Lionel Charles Ferbos (July 17, 1911 – July 19, 2014)

Francis "Frankie" Dunlop (December 6, 1928 – July 7, 2014)

Victor "Vic" Ash (March 9 1930 – October 24 2014)

George James Catlett (May 13, 1933 – November 12, 2014)

Jimmy Ruffin (May 7, 1936 – November 17, 2014)

David Appell (March 24, 1922 – November 18, 2014)

Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler (14 January 1930 – 18 September 2014)

Brian Lemon (11 February 1937–11 October 2014)

Renato Sellani (8 January 1926 – 31 October 2014)

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