Specializing in Media Campaigns for the Music Community, Artists, Labels, Venues and Events

WILBERT LONGMIRE DIES

WILBERT LONGMIRE DIES


http://www.soulandjazzandfunk.com/news/5249-wilbert-longmire-dies.html
 
WILBERT LONGMIRE DIES
                       

It has been announced that noted jazz guitarist, WILBERT LONGMIRE, renowned for his stylish fretboard work, has passed away at the age of 77.
Born in Mobile, Alabama, Longmire first came to the attention of many R&B and jazz fans in the late 1970s when he recorded for Bob James' short-lived Tappan Zee label. Enthusiastically recommended to James by another guitarist, George Benson, Longmire recorded three LPs for Tappan Zee between 1978 and 1980. 'Sunny Side Up' was his debut, followed by 'Champagne,' and 'With All My Love,' the latter two charting in the US R&B chart.
Longmire was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and learned the violin as a child before gravitating to the guitar. The first band he played in was a Motown-revue style group called The Students. When he was 23, he joined Hammond hero, Hank Marr's combo in the early '60s and later joined the band of another organist, Philly-based Trudy Pitts, playing on two of the latter's LPs for Prestige. In the late '60s, he did sessions with French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and west coast arranger, Gerald Wilson. Longmire released his first album in 1969. It was called 'Revolution' and was helmed by noted pianist and Jazz Crusaders' member, Joe Sample. Longmire didn't record his next album - 'This Side Of Heaven' - until 1976, by which time he was on the indie label, J&M.
After his stint with Tappan Zee, Longmire fell off the radar for many years. In recent years, his albums for Tappan Zee  have been been reissued in the UK and Japan. His work can be heard on a forthcoming Cherry Red compilation, 'The Very Best Of Tappan Zee,' released on February 9th, which features Longmire's 'Black Is The Color,' 'Good Morning,' 'Love's Holiday,' and 'Take Your Time.' 
               

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 January 2018 19:50
In order to comment on an article you must be registered and logged in. Registration takes only a few moments and gives you increased capabilities.
 






Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services T: 845-986-1677 E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
http://www.jazzpromoservices.com

HAVE A JAZZ EVENT, NEW CD OR IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE JAZZ COMMUNITY YOU WANT TO PROMOTE? CONTACT JAZZ PROMO SERVICES FOR PRICE QUOTE.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO



Leave a Reply