Other Notable Deaths


April 02, 2007

TONY SCOTT, 85 Jazz musician, photographer

Tony Scott, a clarinetist, composer and arranger who worked with such greats as Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker, died Wednesday.

Mr. Scott died in Rome, where he had lived for decades, according to a statement from the Italian center for the promotion of jazz.

Mr. Scott, who also played the saxophone, worked with many of the greatest jazz musicians over a career that spanned decades, playing with Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughan.

Mr. Scott took an interest in photography and documented the work and life of jazz greats in a series of pictures that were displayed in an exhibit in France in the late 1980s. He wrote an autobiography called Bird, Lady and Me in honor of Parker and Holiday.

JOEL BRODSKY, 67 Music album photographer

Joel Brodsky, whose photography was featured on hundreds of music album covers, died March 1.

Mr. Brodsky died in Stamford, Conn., of a heart attack, his daughter, Jill Holt, said Saturday.

One of Mr. Brodsky's best-known works was the black-and-white image of a shirtless, unsmiling Jim Morrison on The Best of the Doors. It was immortalized in posters and other memorabilia and was praised for capturing Mr. Morrison's intensity and sexuality.

Some of Mr. Brodsky's other notable images included the cover of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks and the 1974 self-titled debut for Kiss. In all, he did photography for more than 400 album covers, largely for rock, blues and soul performers.

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