The Storied Jazz Veteran Hugh Brodie made his final trip to the astral plane on Wednesday April 5, 2017.
He played tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, flute, sang, and like his 2nd cousin the great Ella Fitzgerald, Hugh scatted with relevant melodic fluency.
Hugh devoted his entire life to jazz, developing his own sound, creating his own music and executing his own unique musical visions.
He was taught and encouraged by the greats before him and he, in turn, passed on his collected knowledge to many to those who played on the bandstand with him or, who sought him out at his home in Monticello, NY.
He has many recordings to his credit, played with the famous Illinois Jacquet big band, traveled the world, produced his own music and appeared in movies and modeled throughout his life.
In 2013, Hugh was awarded a “Certificate of Appreciation,” by the Jazz Foundation of America.
It said in part, “Your artistry and recordings have reached to the spiritual and emotional core of the true Jazz Experience.”
When asked to describe himself, he first says, “I am a creator,” then, “I am a searcher.”
Hugh Abdullah Rashid Brodie Is, and Forever Shall Be "The Truthful One"