Friday, April 22, 2005

Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and Jimmy Smith - farewell

Entertainment News Article | "COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Acclaimed Danish jazz bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen has died at the age of 58, Danish media reported Wednesday.
The musician, dubbed 'the great Dane,' made hundreds of recordings and accompanied jazz greats like Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald.
Orsted Pedersen played in his first band at 14 and made his breakthrough in 1973 when he joined the Oscar Peterson trio. "

died of heart failure at his home in Ishoef, Denmark Ishøj

Google Search: Henning Orsted Pedersen

the news just as I am listening to a retrospective for Jimmy Smith on BBC Radio 3
BBC - Radio 3 - Jazz Legends - Episodes , Jimmy Smith: "The Jazz World lost the undisputed King of Hammond Organ, Jimmy Smith, a few weeks ago. Julian Joseph revisits a conversation he had with Jimmy Smith in December 2000.

Smith talks about being impressed with his hero Wild Bill Davis and mastering the art of playing the Bass pedals on the Hammond. This programme also features his last commercial recoding where he duets with Hammond companion Joey De Francesco."

I heard them both live in Copenhagen - Tivoli Jazz Club


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