Friday, March 1, 2019

R.I.P.: Ed Bickert (1932-2019)

(born Edward Isaac Bickert on November 29, 1932 in Hochfeld, Manitoba, Canada;
died February 28, 2019, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

R.I.P.: Ed Bickert, aged 86, all-time greatest Canadian guitarist. Besides many albums as a leader, Bickert recorded memorable sessions with Paul Desmond (most notably the "Pure Desmond" album for CTI and "Live" for the Horizon label), Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass big band, Moe Koffman, Gene Lees, Oscar Peterson, Don Thompson, Pete Aplleyard, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Rosolino, Bill Mays, Ernestine Anderson, The Hi-Lo's and many others. I used to call him "the Canadian Jim Hall!" 🎸Rest in Peace.

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