R.I.P. Pauly Cohen
J. Jericho last edited by
@j-jericho I hadn't heard of Pauly Cohen until now, tyrany of distance and that sort of thing, but just listened to him playing that most glorious of jazz standards, What's New, with the Count Basie Orchestra. Just sublime, what a tone. That,s one performance to return to time and again.
GeorgeB last edited by
Thanks for that video on Pauly. I was was really saddened when I learned of his death at age 98.
It was players like Doc Severinsen and Pauly Cohen still playing trumpet into their 90s that were my inspiration to make a comeback at the age of 79 back in 2016. Even as things are getting tougher for me at 84, due to a lot of health issues and medications, those guys kept me in there and will continue to do so.
Pauly had a fantastic sound and an amazing ability to make that horn talk. As a lead trumpeter, he was one of a kind.