Thank you to a friend of LondonJazz, who has told us of the passing away earlier today of one of the irreplaceable figures in British jazz, pianist Gordon Beck.
Gordon Beck had been ill for a few years, but even the shortest of glimpses at this discography or biography will either bring back strong memories, or serve either as a lead to or a reminder of the absolutely central role he played in the music, during more than four decades. Condolences to family, in particular to his sister Judy, and to the many, many close colleagues.
Gordon James Beck. Born September 16, 1938*, died November 6 2011. RIP.
(*) Thank you AS.