Pete Cosey ist gestorben
10.06.2012 Der 1943 geborene US-amerikanische Blues-, R&B- und Jazzgitarrist Pete Cosey (Bild) ist am 30. Mai 2012 in Chicago gestorben.
"Pete Cosey (...) was a classic musician's musician; he's not especially well-known, though he played on tons of classic records. As such, word of his passing is traveling rather more slowly.
Cosey was a key session musician at Chess Records in the 60s, appearing on sides by Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, the Rotary Connection, and Etta James, and he worked with the great Phil Cohran in the latter's Artistic Heritage Ensemble. He's probably most famous, though (to the extent that he's famous at all), for his mind-melting work with Miles Davis in the early 70s: he played on the trumpeter's heaviest, most electric albums, including Agharta, Pangaea, and Get Up With It."
"Pete Cosey, a guitarist who played on many blues and R&B records in the 1960s but who became best known for his work in Miles Davis's electric band of 1973-75, contributing a sound drenched in distortion and punctuated by the wah-wah pedal, died on May 30 in Chicago."
"Jazz guitarist Pete Cosey used electronic distortion and innovative methods of stringing and tuning his guitar to impress his signature sound on recordings by artists from bluesmen Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf to jazz great Miles Davis.
'Pete's sound was something quite amazing,' said Wendy Oxenhorn, executive director of the New York-based Jazz Foundation of America. 'He took blues, funk, rap and jazz and combined it into a new sound.'"
Philip Cohran's Artistic Heritage Ensemble featuring Pete Cosey - "Malcolm Little" (1968)
Miles Davis - Ife (November 3, 1973, Vienna)
November 3, 1973 - Stadthalle, Vienna (Austria)
Miles Davis (tpt, org); Dave Liebman (ss, ts, fl); Pete Cosey (g, perc); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)
Calypso Frelimo - Pete Cosey's Children of Agharta, 2002
Pete Cosey's Children of Agharta performed two incendiary sets at NYC's Village Underground, on June 21st, 2002. The group featured Cosey on guitar, JT Lewis, drums, Gary Bartz and John Stubblefield on saxes & flute, Matt Rubano, bass, Johnny Juice, turntables, Baba Israel, words and beats, Kyle Jason, voice, Bern Pizzitola, guitar, Wendy Oxenhorn, harmonica
Pete Cosey 2009
Pete Cosey on Guitar and assorted percussion and vocals, Melvin Gibbs on Bass, JT Lewis on Drums, Johnny Juice on Conga and Turntables. There was also a special guest Sax Solo by Dave Liebman.