Monday, June 30, 2014
R.I.P.: Paul Horn
Internationally acclaimed musician & composer, jazz master, one of the world's greatest flutists ever, and a pioneer of both new age and world music, Paul Horn passed away yesterday, June 29 after a brief illness. He was 84.
Horn is survived by his wife Ann Mortifee, his sons Robin and Marlen, stepson Devon, 4 grandchildren -Brittany, Tyler, Jonah, Ana- and daughters in-law Robin, Alison and Beth. A private memorial-celebration of life is being planned.
Paul Horn came to prominence as a member of Chico Hamilton's group in 1956, but soon after he started his solo career as a recording artist, signing with ABC-Paramount's Dot label. He later jumped to World Pacific, Columbia, RCA, and Epic. Among his main albums are stunning collaborations with Lalo Schifrin (the Grammy-winning "Jazz Suite on the Mass Texts" in 1965) and Oliver Nelson ("Monday, Monday" in 1966).
www.paulhorn.com Rest in Peace.