Tuesday, February 14, 2017

RIP, Al Jarreau

Very sad news. Jazz and music legend Al Jarreau has passed away at the age of 76.

Al, who won 7 Grammy Awards during a career that spanned decades, is possibly known most for his song After All and for the Moonlighting Theme. While those songs showcased his the elegant silky side of his voice, it was his amazing ability to do vocal acrobatics that made me a fan. I had blogged previously about his live performance of Take Five that left me in utter awe and amazement after seeing it.

Al had actually retired from touring and he had to cancel the remainder of his shows in 2017. It is sad that just about a week after announcing his retirement from touring, he retired from this world.

Rest in peace, Al Jarreau! You will be missed.

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