Jimmy Lovelace, Bebop Drummer and New York Fixture, Dies

Classic Arts News   Jimmy Lovelace, Bebop Drummer and New York Fixture, Dies
 
Jazz drummer Jimmy Lovelace died October 29, the New York Times reports. He was 64.

Lovelace was a popular and preeminent bebop drummer who often performed at the West Village club Smalls, which closed last year, with the band Across 7th Street (with Chris Byars on saxophone, Ari Roland on bass, and Sacha Perry on piano), and with the Frank Hewitt Trio and Quintet.

He also performed regularly with guitarist Wes Montgomery, guitarist George Benson, pianist Junior Mance, and clarinetist Tony Scott.

The cause of death, according to Okaru Hoshino, Lovelace's wife, was pancreatic cancer.

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