Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Tuesday September 13, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:00 AM
Lutheran Rhythm,

Death on 9/11

Al Casey Dies at 89;
Early Jazz Guitarist

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005

Al Casey, a guitarist whose playful acoustic rhythms and solos were a defining feature of Fats Waller’s band in the 1930’s and 1940’s, died on Sunday [9/11] in Manhattan. He was 89….

Mr. Casey played and recorded with Louis Armstrong in 1944 when both were recognized as leading jazz musicians in the Esquire magazine readers’ poll….

A 90th birthday celebration for Mr. Casey, scheduled for Thursday evening at St. Peter’s Church, 54th Street and Lexington Avenue, will now be his musical memorial service, open to the public.

That’s St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

See also the previous entry.

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