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RIP Kofi Burbridge
« on: February 16, 2019, 02:13:36 AM »
More sad news for the extended Zambi camp.

https://www.jambase.com/article/kofi-burbridge-died

First time I saw Kofi Burbridge play was in 1994 at a show billed as ”Col. Bruce’s last show with ARU” at the Georgia theater in Athens. The Colonel was supposedly retiring from the road and ARU continued without him, adding a new singer. Anyway, Otiel introduced his big brother to the crowd that night and was absolutely bursting with joy every time Kofi took a solo. I remember being really impressed with him until he picked up the flute... then I was blown away. The last time I saw him play was with the Daze Between band at Jazzfest just 24 hours after the good Colonel stepped through the door. I was just as blown away as always. There’s a helluva reunion gig happening on the other side of that door tonight. Rest In Peace, Kofi.
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Re: RIP Kofi Burbridge
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 05:36:26 AM »
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Re: RIP Kofi Burbridge
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 05:39:46 AM »
RIP
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Re: RIP Kofi Burbridge
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 07:57:53 AM »
Lucky to have caught a few DTB and TTB shows.  Kofi is one of my favorites.  Great player, underrated.  Derek Trucks called him the most brilliant musician he ever played with. 
RIP Kofi. 



One the great DTB shows w/ stellar contributions from Kofi throughout:

https://archive.org/details/dtb2004-11-26.mg200.shnf/
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Re: RIP Kofi Burbridge
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 09:05:05 AM »
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Re: RIP Kofi Burbridge
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2019, 09:39:59 AM »
Lucky to have caught a few DTB and TTB shows. 

Sames, saw him with both those bands and always enjoyed his contributions greatly. Def a sad day when the scene loses one of it's more talented musicians.  :cry:

RIP Kofi.



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Re: RIP Kofi Burbridge
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 10:21:03 AM »




so saddened to hear this
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but keep what's important, and know who's your friend"
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Re: RIP Kofi Burbridge
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2019, 01:28:04 PM »
Lucky to have caught a few DTB and TTB shows.  Kofi is one of my favorites.  Great player, underrated.  Derek Trucks called him the most brilliant musician he ever played with. 
RIP Kofi. 


Yeah, DT and Kofi were hooked up musically like few other duos I've ever seen.
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Re: RIP Kofi Burbridge
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2019, 07:38:23 PM »
Lucky to have caught a few DTB and TTB shows.  Kofi is one of my favorites.  Great player, underrated.  Derek Trucks called him the most brilliant musician he ever played with. 
RIP Kofi. 


Yeah, DT and Kofi were hooked up musically like few other duos I've ever seen.

Kofi was a modern day Eric Dolphy among others.  I love the DTB sound augmented by Kofi's flute playing.  Those dual lines w/ Derek are a breath of fresh melodic air.   



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Re: RIP Kofi Burbridge
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2019, 08:15:36 AM »
Kofi Burbridge was a singular talent.
Sad to lose a man such as this before his time.

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Re: RIP Kofi Burbridge
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2019, 03:13:33 PM »
Beautiful tribute posted by Oteil.
https://oteilburbridge.com/in-memory-of-my-big-brother/

Definitely got me crying.

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Re: RIP Kofi Burbridge
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2019, 05:12:55 PM »
That was beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: RIP Kofi Burbridge
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2019, 05:32:47 PM »
That was beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
agreed, thanks

up next for me is DTB live at GA theater - some great conversations with Koffi and Derek
"toss away stuff you don't need in the end
but keep what's important, and know who's your friend"
"It's a 106 miles to Chicago. We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses."

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Re: RIP Kofi Burbridge
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2019, 11:10:45 PM »
Wow. That was tough to read. I saw Kofi a bunch starting around 2000, and I remember his energy above all else. It’s funny, I always thought he was the younger brother...

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Re: RIP Kofi Burbridge
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2019, 07:43:00 AM »
That was beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
At my age I probably couldn’t do better than that.