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Alphonse Mouzon RIP

After being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in September, drummer Alphonse Mouzon has died at the age of 68. Mouzon's recorded career began in 1970 with albums by Gil Evans and Roy Ayers, and went on to include such fusion greats as Weather Report and Larry Coryell's Eleventh House.

by Jon Davis, Published 2016-12-26

Alphonse Mouzon live with Larry Coryell, Randy Brecker, and Danny Trifan, 2013 photo by Danette DavisIn addition to his work in fusion and jazz-funk, he worked with artists in many other genres, such as Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Patrick Moraz, Betty Davis, and Chubby Checker. He worked with Miles Davis on the Dingo soundtrack, and even garnered a few acting credits in feature films.

Among fans of classic jazz fusion, it will be his work with Larry Coryell that will be best remembered, with a string of albums in the mid-70s that stand as prime examples of the genre: complex, funky, and full of fiery playing.


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Related artist(s): Larry Coryell, Alphonse Mouzon

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