Just sharing with you Gary Crosby’s blog post of the passing of our dear friend, Coleridge Goode who died last Friday (2 Oct). All of us at Tomorrow’s Warriors send our warm and sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Coleridge was one of our artistic director, Gary Crosby’s most important mentors and a staunch supporter of Tomorrow’s Warriors, coming with his wife, Gertrude to as many gigs as he could physically manage, even when he was well into his 90s and wheelchair bound. Gary thought it vital that as many of our young musicians as possible meet this giant of UK jazz, and used every opportunity to bring one or two young Warriors with him on his visits to Coleridge’s house. Of course, Coleridge absolutely loved hearing our young musicians play, generously sharing stories from his life as a musician, and freely offering advice and guidance when requested.

Always positive, and one of the finest jazz bassists ever, Coleridge was a truly wonderful and inspiring man. The world of jazz is impoverished by his passing and we shall miss him, and Gertrude, lots and lots.

Rest in deep musical peace, dear Coleridge.

Source: RIP Coleridge Goode 1914-2015

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