The Danish Jazzblog.dk reports that saxophonist John Tchicai died in his sleep in hospital in Perpignan yesterday. He had suffered a brain haemorrhage and collapsed at Barcelona airport on June 11th. He had been in good spirits and started to work with a physiotherapist, but had cancelled all gigs. His recent work in the UK had been in a duo with the late Tony Marsh. RIP.
UPDATE: John Fordham’s obituary plus a comment by Val Wilmer