Monday, December 26, 2016
R.I.P.: Alphonse Mouzon (1948-2016)
Drummer extraordinaire, released several albums as a leader. Founding member of both Weather Report and Larry Coryell's Eleventh House. Played & recorded with Jaco Pastorius, Albert Mangelsdorff, Gil Evans, Miles Davis (yes! on the "Dingo" soundtrack, composed by Michel Legrand), Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Les McCann, Robin Kenyatta, Roy Ayers, McCoy Tyner, Roberta Flack, Jeremy Steig, Al DiMeola, John Klemmer, Donald Byrd, Alphonso Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Patrick Moraz, and so many others. Alphose also appeared as an actor in some films. Another great musician and top class human being taken from us in 2016, the year of the nightmares.