Wednesday, April 30, 2008

R.I.P.: Bobby Tucker

Bobby Tucker
(born on Jan 8, 1923 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA)
(died on April 12, 2008 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA)

Pianist & composer, Tucker became known as musical director for Billie Holiday and Billy Eckstine, recording extensively with both artists. He also worked with singers Johnny Hartman and Lena Horne, as well as with Sonny Criss, Kenny Clarke, Paul Quinichette. Leading the Bobby Tucker Trio, he released "Too Tough" (1960), on the Jamie label, his only album as a leader.

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