The last few years have seen several of my musical heroes passing away, particularly the drummer Neil Peart of Rush, who I saw many times in a period spanning 30 years and the keyboard player Lyle Mays, who I saw many times playing with Pat Metheny.

A piece of music composed by Lyle has just been posthumously released, paying tribute to the bassist Eberhard Weber, who I have also seen play numerous times with Jan Garbarek. He had a stroke in 2007 and has been unable to play since. I remember a solo bass concert at Norwich Arts Centre, where he said "so, you are here to watch a German man play with himself".

Check it out here. More information here.


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