Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Elmore Leonard R.I.P.

Elmore Leonard passed away this morning in Detroit at the age of 87.

The N.Y.T. has already published its obituary as did MSN.

I haven't read all of his books but what I read of him

Gold Coast,

Rum Punch,

 Mr. Majestyk,

Cuba Libre,

Pagan Babies,

Tishomingo Blues

 and The Complete Western Stories

was more than satisfying and inviting for another one...

The work of Mr. Leonard is of course always connected to film.

Watch this very nice Elmore Leonard at the Movies compilation :

But of course Valdez is Coming

and Hombre are unforgettable.

Film Movie Poster : Jean Herman - Adieu L'Ami [1968]

Monday, August 19, 2013

Cedar Walton R.I.P.

What a way to start a new week, this news blows me from my desk.

Read more about Mr. Walton here and here.

Well we better enjoy the man's music so here we go :

Thanks for all, M. Walton, R.I.P.!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

George Duke R.I.P.

New reached us at Tune Up that George Duke passed away.

One can read about his live and career here, here, here and here.

There's a 2011 concert in Indonesia on the web :

From the same year the Leverkusen concert is as well available :

Edit : I found just this rare footage from the seventies :