R.I.P. Memphis Horns all-time great Wayne Jackson

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    (June 22, 2016) We have all lamented how 2016 has been a terrible year for the deaths of so many famous musical giants. But it has also been a year when many lesser known musical greats have passed on. And we’re sad to report another of those: trumpeter extraordinaire Wayne Jackson, who has died at age 74. Jackson was a fixture of The Memphis Horns, the incredible horns duo (Jackson and Andrew Love) who played on classic songs of artists ranging from Elvis Presley to Otis Redding in the 60s, to Robert Cray and Steve Winwood in the 80s and 90s, to Jack White and Alicia Keys this century. The Memphis Horns are believed by some to be the greatest horn section of the last half century.

    (June 22, 2016) We have all lamented how 2016 has been a terrible year for the deaths of so many famous musical giants. But it has also been a year when many lesser known musical greats have passed on. And we’re sad to report another of those: trumpeter extraordinaire Wayne Jackson, who has died at age 74. Jackson was a fixture of The Memphis Horns, the incredible horns duo (Jackson and Andrew Love) who played on classic songs of artists ranging from Elvis Presley to Otis Redding in the 60s, to Robert Cray and Steve Winwood in the 80s and 90s, to Jack White and Alicia Keys this century. The Memphis Horns are believed by some to be the greatest horn section of the last half century.

    A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2012, Jackson played a key role in such classic songs as Redding’s “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” and Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” and more recent songs like Keys’ “Another Way to Die” from the James Bond move Quantum of Solace.

    While not a household name over the years, Jackson will live on through an incredible career’s worth of musical greatness.

    By Chris Rizik

     
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