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Posted by Ras_Adam 
RIP IM
May 04, 2013 11:46AM
Re: RIP IM
May 04, 2013 12:09PM
News
Veteran saxophonist Cedric Brooks dies

Saturday, May 04, 2013 | 1:43 PM


KINGSTON, Jamaica - Cedric Brooks, the influential saxophonist who worked with some of the biggest names in roots-reggae, has died.

Brooks, who had been in a coma-like state since February, 2010, died Friday from cardiac arrest at New York Hospital in Queens.

He was 70 years old.

His sister Paulette Keise told the Jamaica Observer that Brooks was unable to speak for the last three years.

His communication was restricted to nodding of the head or eye movement.

Like many Jamaican horn players, Brooks got his training as a musician at the Alpha Boys School in Kingston.

One of his first major recordings was Burning Spear's debut album for Studio One.

Along with another Alpha old boy, trumpeter David Madden, Brooks had two big hit songs in the instrumentals Money Maker and Mystic Mood.

In the 1970s, he collaborated with Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari and led his own band, Light of Saba.

At the time he fell ill Brooks was touring with pioneer ska band, The Skatalites.

Cedric Brooks is survived by seven children and four sisters.

-Howard Campbell



Read more: [www.jamaicaobserver.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/04/2013 12:11PM by Ras_Adam.
Re: RIP IM
May 05, 2013 10:37AM
Going to miss you, Cedric. Thanks for enriching my life with music and kindness.


Re: RIP IM
May 05, 2013 10:40AM
Rest in Peace Sir. Thank you for all your contributions to this glorious music.
Bagga....
Re: RIP IM
May 05, 2013 11:00AM
Jah Rebel interview
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Re: RIP IM
May 07, 2013 04:42PM
Re: RIP IM
May 07, 2013 05:22PM
sad news, again.
Re: RIP IM
June 04, 2013 01:14PM
Re: RIP IM
June 06, 2013 03:28AM
if you dont yet have it, light of saba album is a must when it comes to foundation roots/culture/dub





let us delight in jah music and give thanks and praise for his creation.
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