The distinguished alto saxophone and flute player Buddy Collette, omnipresent in Holywood studios, died on Sunday.
Here is a lovely lengthy tribute from Jazz Wax’s Marc Myers who knew him well. It ends
“Buddy took jazz playing, composing, arranging and studio work seriously, developing a reputation in Hollywood as a disciplined ironman and highly dependable reed and woodwind player. He also was an awfully nice guy. I miss Buddy. “