Monday, August 25, 2008

R.I.P.: LeRoi Moore

LeRoi Moore
(born Sep. 7, 1961, Durham/NC;
died Aug. 19, 2008, Los Angeles/CA)

The saxophonist LeRoi Moore died nearly two months after a serious all-terrain vehicle accident at the age of 46. He cited jazz as the biggest influence on his music even though he didn't see himself as a jazz musician. Within the Dave Matthews Band in which he played since 1991 he had had enough room to improvise. Obituaries: Washington Post, New York Times.

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