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On July 29, 2018.

On July 29, 2018, Tomasz Stańko died aged 76. He was trumpeter, composer and improviser, associated with free jazz and the avant-garde. He has performed and recorded with many famous jazz musicians including  Adam Makowicz, Krzysztof Komeda, Zbigniew Seifert,Cecil Taylor,  Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Reggie Workman, Rufus Reid, Lester Bowie, David Murray, Manu Katché and Chico Freeman.

On June 15, 2018.

On June 15, 2018, Matthew Tyler Murphy aka Matt “Guitar” Murphy died aged 88. He was was guitarist best known as member The Blues Brothers Band and his work with Howlin’ Wolf. Murphy released four solo albums:

  • Way Down South- 1990
  • The Blues Don’t Bother Me- 1996
  • Lucky Charm – 2000
  • Last Call- 2010

 

On June 13, 2018.

On June 13, 2018, Dominic Joseph Fontana aka D.J. Fontana died aged 87. He was musician best known as the drummer for Elvis Presley. In 14 years Fontana played on over 460 “RCA”cuts with Elvis. He played on all Elvis greatest hits including Heartbreak Hotel / Blue Suede Shoes/ Hound Dog / Don’t Be Cruel / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / Jailhouse Rock / It’s Now or Neve / Are You Lonesome Tonight / Can’t Help Falling in Love / Rock-a-Hula Baby / Good Luck Charm / Return to Sender / (You’re the) Devil in Disguise / Viva Las Vegas and Crying in the Chapel.

On June 12, 2018.

On June 12, 2018, Philip John “Jon” Hiseman died aged 73. He was musician,  recording engineer, record producer and music publisher, regarded as one of the best and most influential drummers in the history of the rock music. He has worked with many famous musicians and bands including Jack Bruce, John Mayall, Tempest, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, JCM, but was best known as founding member and drummer of Colosseum. Hiseman released two solo albums:

  • A Night in the Sun– 1982
  • About Time Too!– 1991