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Ralph Jungheim 1929-2019

Grammy-winning producer and respected jazz photographer dies at 89

Ralph Jungheim
Ralph Jungheim

Ralph Jungheim, a record producer, impresario, photographer, and all-around friend to jazz, passed away on Jan. 5 in Los Angeles, Calif., due to complications of a longtime illness. He was 89.

As an independent producer, Jungheim oversaw 58 albums for such artists as Earl Hines, Freddie Hubbard, Ruth Brown, Joe Pass, Michel Legrand, Jimmy Rowles, Freddy Cole, Jimmy Witherspoon, Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All Stars, Jack Sheldon, Wild Bill Davison and Eddie Miller, Jackie Allen, Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Bill Berry’s Ellington All-Stars, Charles Neville, Tommy Newsom, Mavis Rivers, James Zollar, and John Dentz.

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