(died May 16, 2009, Pittsburgh/PA)
The trombonist Randy Purcell died May 16th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, of complications from diabetes. He had played with the Sy Zentner, Glenn Miller and Fred Waring orchestras and in the 1970s was a member of Maynard Ferguson's band in which he usually played solos on "Chameleon", "The Way We Were" and "Feelings". In the late 1970s he became a stockbroker but always stayed active in music on the side.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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