Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Colonel Hampton bids farewell at his own Tribute..R.I.P

It was a tribute to an influential career, a celebration of 70 fabulous trips around the sun, an All-Star cast which became Colonel Bruce Hampton's final performance. Maybe the fans deserved an encore, maybe the musicians were such a delight to play with, perhaps he wanted to leave it all on the stage. Whatever the reason there was an encore. He passed his solo onto another musician and collapsed on the stage. The show, more importantly his life both came to an end.

Billboard News account of the event..

A song and slideshow from last night.."I'm So Glad"

A video for the show last night "Space is the Place"

Well I guess going out doing what you enjoy, surrounded by friends, peers and fans isn't a bad way to go. May he Rest in Peace.

1 comment:

Arlee Bird said...

I think this is a performer's dream--on stage right up to the end.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out