Thursday, April 21, 2005

Deserved better

Geez, I can't find much in the way of obituaries for the great bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, who died too young at 58 Tuesday. This one is about as good as it gets. I hope they're remembering him more extensively in his native Denmark.

I caught him with Oscar Peterson at the Ravinia Festival outside Chicago last summer and remember being just as excited to hear him play as O.P. Their trio date with Joe Pass, "Peterson/Pass/Pedersen: The Trio," originally from Pablo, is a great CD.

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