09 May 2007

alvin batiste passes

via find a grave

alvin batiste memorial at find a grave

wikipedia snip:
Alvin Batiste (7 November 1937 - 6 May 2007) was an avant garde jazz clarinetist born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He taught at his own jazz institute at Southern University in Baton Rouge.

He recorded with Cannonball Adderley. His most recent CD is with Branford Marsalis and other notable jazz musicians. Several well-known musicians studied under Batiste while at Southern University. They include Marsalis, Randy Jackson (American Idol), his brother Herman, Donald Harrison, Henry Butler, Charlie Singleton (Cameo), and Woodie Douglas (Spirit).
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