In JazzTimes’ first issue of every new year, dated March (January/February doesn’t count because we actually finish producing that issue in December), it’s become our custom to reserve a large amount of feature space for tributes to those in the jazz community who passed away in the previous year. Necessarily, and sadly, this issue’s collection of farewells is only an abridged list of the individuals we lost in 2018. Two more, Jerry González and Roy Hargrove, are remembered in separate sections of the magazine. Another three receive brief notices in our news section, along with two charter members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians who shuffled off this mortal coil early in 2019, Alvin Fielder and Joseph Jarman. See our next issue for more on Jarman and the groundbreaking ensemble that survives him.
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