Posted by themusicsover on August 26, 2012
August 6, 1942 – August 23, 2012
Byard Lancaster was a revered jazz multi-instrumentalist whose primary instruments were the alto saxophone and flute. Born in Philadelphia, Lancaster received his training at Berklee College of Music before settling in New York City. Throughout his career, Lancaster performed with such jazz luminaries as Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner, and Elvin Jones, as well as blues greats like Memphis Slim and Johnny Copeland. He also released several albums of his own over the years. Byard Lancaster died of pancreatic cancer on August 23, 2012. He was 70.
Thanks to Henk de Bruin for the assist.