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Thread #106399   Message #2394423
Posted By: Dave Illingworth
21-Jul-08 - 02:49 PM
Thread Name: Long-time british jazz musicians
Subject: RE: Long-time british jazz musicians
Sadly, Dudu Pukwana died in 1990, age 51.

As well as Zila, he was also an original member of Chris McGregor's Blue Notes and The Brotherhood of Breath. Most of the Blue Notes have passed on - I think drummer Louis Moholo and tenor man Ronnie Beer are still with us. The records (many recently reissued) still sound exciting after 40 years.