December 5, 2008

Mike Zwerin

Mike Zwerin (tb,b-tp): [Miles Davis: The Complete Birth of the Cool tracks #13-25] [George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band: George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band] Sting & Dominic Muldowney: "The Ballad of Mac the Knife" Miles Da­vis: „Mo­ve“ [Birth of the Cool]

After working as a trombone player he concentrated more on becoming a jazz critic. He died just recently in June 2010. Dave Liebman wrote about him in his newsletter:

He was originally a trombonist involved with the “Birth of the Cool” recording in 1949, but for the past decades he served as the jazz writer for the International Herald Tribune in Paris. Mike knew his stuff and was very supportive of the musicians, always giving us a plug in spite of the obvious commercial pressures that are part and parcel of any commercial organization like the Tribune.

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