The trombonist who worked with Henry Grimes, Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, and many others, died aged 82
Trombonist and composer Roswell Rudd died on 22 December aged 82. He was born in Sharon, Connecticut and studied at Yale University, where he played in a Dixieland group. In New York he played with pianist Herbie Nichols, and joined a quartet with Steve Lacy, Henry Grimes and Dennis Charles, playing the music of Thelonious Monk. Rudd was a founding member of the free jazz ensemble New York Art Quartet, who formed in 1964 and whose members included John Tchicai, Milford Graves, Lewis Worrell, Reggie Workman and Finn Von Eyben. He also worked with Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, Pharoah Sanders, and many more, performing with poets such as Amiri Baraka and assisting US ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax with various projects. He later went on to teach ethnomusicology.