Ground-breaking jazz drummer STAN LEVY died at Los Angeles' Valley Presbyterian Hospital last Tuesday (19APR05), just two months after undergoing cancer surgery. He was 79.
Musician TERRY GIBBS describes his friend, who also provided percussion for Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand, as the perfect jazz drummer: "He sat back there and gave you that good time to where you can go anywhere you want to go rhythmically and musically."
In 1973, Levy turned his back on professional drumming to pursue a career as a photographer.25/04/2005 09:40
Dave Brubeck, the jazz musician heralded for defying convention and experimenting with complex rhythms, has died in Norwalk, Connecticut - he was 91. Brubeck, who...