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Don Lanphere

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by Monte, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. Monte


    Jan 9, 2001
    New Albany, MS
    It is with great sadness that I report that I heard saxophonist Don Lanphere passed away at the age of 75 in Seattle. A bebop master who kept getting better and more creative as he aged. His last cd has an astonishing level of improvising.

    He was a great player and above all, a beautiful human being. The times I played with him were highlights of my life. His Obit can be read here .

  2. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Oh crap. I loved playing with that guy. He just tore it up, and was a very cool guy to boot. Lost my friend Bill Perkins a couple months back, and now Don Lanphere.