Thursday, August 28, 2008

R.I.P.: Peer Wyboris

Peer Wyboris
(b: 4.Nov.1937, Brandis, near Leipzig/Germany;
d: 27.Aug.2008, Barcelona/Spain)

The drummer Peer Wyboris, born in Brandis near Leipzig, Germany, died at the age of 71 in his adopted hometown of Barcelona. Wyboris had moved to Spain in 1960 and in Madrid had worked with many traveling-through musicians such as Dexter Gordon, Donald Byrd, Lee Konitz, Don Byas, Art Farmer, Ben Webster and others. He performed with Tete Montoliu with whom he also recorded, and also led his own trio with the Swiss bassist Eric Peter.

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