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A short list of some of the master musicians who passed in 2015

A jazz on the Tube playlist

1. Ornette Coleman (born 1930) – Lonely Woman
2. Harold Ousley (born 1929) – Paris Sunday
3. Phil Woods (born 1931) – Senor Blues
4. Gunther Schuller (on Miles Davis recording) (born 1925) – Moon Dreams
5. Smokey Johnson (born 1936) – It Ain’t My Fault
6. Jerome Cooper Quintet (born 1946) – Moments
7. Bo Dollis (born 1944) – Shoo Fly
8. BB King (born 1925) – Why I Sing The Blues
9. Allen Toussaint (born 1938) – Southern Nights

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P.S. At the end of every year, we put together a short (and frankly incomplete) playlist to honor some of the giants who passed in the previous year.

It’s a bittersweet project.

Sorrow at the loss of such great souls…Joy in the appreciation of what beautiful gifts they made to all of us with their lives.

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