The past couple of days have seen the passing away of two important figures: Rashied ali and Les Paul.
Free jazz drummer Rashied Ali at 76 . The link is to Lance Liddle’s nice piece from his blog. The image above is the cover of the 1967 album Interstellar Space, with Ali and Coltrane.
Also Les Paul, guitarist and inventor, at 94. Out of 1,879 news references on Google I picked a thoughtful appraisal of his importance from Atlantic Monthly (I guess the link won’t last more than a week).