Chicago jazz founder diesmain
Jodie Christian, who played all the way through from bebop to post-modern, has died aged 80. He was founder of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, long may it advance without him.
He worked with Lester Young, Johnny Griffin, Coleman Hawkins, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Eddie Harris, Sonny Rollins, Don Byas, Milt Jackson, Benny Carter, Frank Foster, Red Holloway, Teddy Edwards, Leo Parker, Ira Sullivan and so many more.
Here he is, four years ago, at Montreux.