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Mr

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2020, 08:14:38 AM »
A few more recent passings:
Lee Konitz (October 13th, 1927-April 15th, 2020) was an important figure of cool jazz - and like so many others, he had a brief stint in library.
A session with Giovanni Tommaso's group during one of his trips to Rome in the fall of '68 ended up as a library record on the Italian RCA, "Musiche di genere e di maniera 6".
Read: Obituary

Gilbert Sigrist (February, 1938-May 2nd, 2020) may be less of a household name, but the jazz pianist perhaps better known for his long-standing collaboration with Gilbert Bécaud also co-wrote material with Jean-Jacques Perrey for two of his iconic releases, "Moog Mig Mag Moog" and "Dynamoog".
Read: Obituary (French)


Phil May, vocalist of the Pretty Things - and the Electric Banana, of course - left us on May 15th. RIP.
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Prolific session guitarist and occasional library composer Bob Kulick,  left us on May 29th.
Read: Obituary

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2020, 08:14:55 AM »
Unfortunately, today 06.07.2020 Ennio Morricone left this physical world, but his music is forever ....

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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2020, 05:30:40 PM »
https://www.verlag-purzelbaum.de/komponisten/karlheinz-krupp.html

I just stumbled upon info that Karlheinz Krupp ("Jim Esborn", "Hans Ebing") passed away earlier this year, on April 11th.
Krupp composed for many German labels, including Sonoton, Intersound, Golden Ring Records, Europhon Record, Show Business and others.

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2020, 06:23:41 PM »
A few more recent news:

Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (1924-2020), perhaps better known internationally as "Bent Fabric" was a prolific composer in his native Denmark, and even won a Grammy for his composition "Alley Cat". He passed away at 95, July 28th.
In the library he appeared both as performer and composer with Chappell and Charles Brull Ltd./Harmonic, as himself, "Frank Barcley" and "Bert Graves".
Read: Obituary
& Obituary (Danish)
This light-hearted film score of his is also a personal favourite:


British violinist, conductor and composer John Gregory (1924-2020) also passed away at 95, April 23rd.
He may be best remembered for his film scores and role as principal conductor of the BBC Radio Orchestra, but also composed a good handful of cues for the Standard Music Library, Southern Library of Recorded Music and Peer International Library Limited.
Read: Obituary

Jazz pianist Dave Hildinger (1928-2020) you may be familiar with from the Karas-Hildinger Orchestra with Sperie Karas, who recorded for Raphaele Records and Mozart Edition.
Hildinger was actually from the US, but moved to Germany after graduating.
In addition to his work in Germany, he also composed some cues for the CBS Records EZ Cue Library.
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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2020, 02:31:59 AM »
British violinist, conductor and composer John Gregory (1924-2020) also passed away at 95, April 23rd.
He may be best remembered for his film scores and role as principal conductor of the BBC Radio Orchestra, but also composed a good handful of cues for the Standard Music Library, Southern Library of Recorded Music and Peer International Library Limited.
Read: Obituary

John Gregory also had a whole body of work doing easy listening instrumental arrangements of pop hits in the late 70's for SRP Library over here in the US (often more on the funky side than EZ). Loved his work on those.

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Re: In memoriam
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2020, 10:37:06 PM »
I was just made aware that prominent Austrian jazz saxophonist and occasional library composer Hans Salomon (1933-2020) left us last week, September 25th.
Likely to be best-known to frequenters of the board from his work with the ORF-Big Band and his compositions for Europhon, Harmonic and Cosmos, he also had a long, illustrious career and played with greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Cannonball Adderley and others, and even helped kick-start fellow Austrian Joe Zawinul's career.

Read: Obituary (ORF, in German)
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