June 1 saw the passing of American jazz saxophonist, Faruq Z. Bey . He was best known for his time with Griot Galaxy, a free jazz band from the 1970’s and 80’s. In the mid 80’s, he was forced to leave the band after a bike accident that left him in a coma for some time. He returned to playing in the mid 90’s. I have posted a couple of videos here in tribute to this outstanding musician. The first is with his band “The Northwood Improvisers”. The second is with the Griot Galaxy. Love Jazz.
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3 responses to “Remembering Faruq Z. Bey”
Wow! Not sure what’s going on with the facepaint in the second video, but the tunes were incredible!
Blew me away to. Great band. They win Grammy awards or were nominated in the 80’s. Never had heard them before this.
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