The Final Chorus

For remembrances grouped by month as they ran in the print edition, including all entries prior to April 2018, look in the Final Chorus Archive, individual past issues, or use the search feature.

Charles Neville

Charles Neville, 79

Charles Neville, 79, April 26 in Massachusetts. The second oldest of the Neville Brothers, played saxophone for the band that commingled all the native strains

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Bob Dorough, 94

Bob Dorough, 94, April 23 in Mt. Bethel, PA. Noticing a talent for music his father, a bread truck driver in Texarkana, made an arrangement

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Stan Reynolds

Stan Reynolds, 92

Stan Reynolds, 92, April 16 in Britain. He started playing trumpet with his father’s band at 12 and touring at age 14. After the war

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Bill Reid

Bill Reid, 84

Bill Reid, 84, in England. Before his primary career as a music promoter began in the early 1960’s he was a double bass and tuba

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Nathan Davis, 81

Nathan Davis, 81, April 9 in Florida. Founder of the University of Pittsburgh’s Jazz Studies program and it’s director from 1969-2013. Born in Kansas City

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Gyula Babos, 66

Gyula Babos, 66, on April 12, in Hungary. Composer, teacher and smooth jazz guitarist whose career began when he won a jazz competition on Hungarian

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Ev Farey

Everett Farey, 88

EVERETT “EV” FAREY, 88, April 4, Novato CA. In the 50’s he was co-leader of the Bay City Jazz Band, led the Golden State Jazz

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Jim Laveroni, 64

JIM LAVERONI, 64, March 28, Rohnert Park, CA. A drummer with The Black Tuesday Jazz Band, The Flying Eagle Jazz Band and the Swing and

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Cecil Taylor, 89

Cecil Taylor, 89

CECIL TAYLOR, 89, April 5th, in Brooklyn, NY. A pioneer of free jazz known for the physicality of his piano approach. He pushed the limits

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Jerzy Milian, 82

JERZY STANISLAW MILIAN, 82, March 7 in Poland. After graduating from the State high School of Music at 16 he was taught at the East

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