The jazz-rock pioneer passed away in his sleep Feb. 19 in New York City.
The organist performs Duke Ellington’s “Mood Indigo” with Marian McPartland in this 1992 session.
Since the legendary singer began his career in the 1960s, he won Grammys in the jazz, pop and R&B categories. Just one clue that Jarreau, who died Sunday, was impossible to categorize.
David Axelrod was a genre-fusing genius, a visionary artist in a boxer’s body, a producer and composer who propelled popular music into an unknown future.