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Louie Bellson, RIP

Sad news for the drummers and jazz lovers on SciBlogs. Jazz drumming legend Louie Bellson passed away unexpectedly on Valentine’s Day. Some details here.

Update: Here’s a short bio video with some nice bits of Louie playing and some rather unique kit layouts.


  1. #1 Sven DiMilo
    February 16, 2009

    Bummer. Bellson was always hip, in any context.
    Somewhere I have an old cassette of a Pablo album of his with Blue Mitchell and Pete Christlieb tht just swings like crazy…may have to dig that out for a memorial spin.

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