Tributes continue to be posted online notably below the line on the reliable Jazz Video Guy channel on YouTube to soprano and tenor saxophonist Carlos Garnett - best known for his work with Miles Davis in the 1970s - who died on 3 March aged 84. We have no other details other than what is posted on Garnett's Facebook page two days ago that reads he died on 3 March at 3.10pm ''in his home and in the arms of his wife Ana Garnett.''
Keyboardist Mark De Clive-Lowe commenting describes Garnett as ''the grandmaster'' on Twitter. And several US DJs have already aired shows in his memory playing select work.
Born, like icons of the music Billy Cobham and Danilo Pérez in the Central American state of Panama, Garnett moved to New York City in the 1960s. And after gigging with rock acts he joined Freddie Hubbard to participate on the great trumpeter's A Soul Experiment.
With Miles he's on albums such as On The Corner and Big Fun. Garnett had his own band the Universal Black Force with whom he recorded extensively on the Muse label, mainly in the 70s and then in a much later spell during the 90s. Garnett's album Black Love released on Muse in 1974 is a fan favourite on which he is joined by among others singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, drummers Billy Hart and Norman Connors and on congas Mtume who died last year.