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.

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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.

By Sven DiMilo (not verified) on 16 Feb 2009 #permalink