1943 – May 3, 2013
Cedric Brooks was a much respected and oft-recorded Jamaican saxophonist. Barely in his teens when he first took up the clarinet, Brooks ultimately moved over to the flute and saxophone. He played in a few local bands before getting his first taste of success as Im & David with trumpeter David Madden. During then late ‘6os, he and Madden recorded several singles for the great producer, Coxsone Dodd. Over the next five decades, Brooks made numerous albums, either under his own name or with the Mystic Revolution of Rastafari, the Light of Saba, and the Skatalites. He joined the Skatalites in 2000 and played on at least four of their albums. Brooks also did plenty of session work throughout his career. Cedric Brooks died following a cardiac arrest on May 3, 2013. He was 70.
Thanks to Paul Bearer for the assist.
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