Roswell Rudd (1935-2017)
The Kerhonkson jazz great passed away last Thursday.
December 24, 2017 at 4:00AM
The news has certainly been depressing enough lately, so I’m sad to bring more as a parting shot to this largely lousy year, but here goes: Last Thursday the great trombonist, composer, and Kerhonkson resident Roswell Rudd lost a long battle with prostate cancer. Rudd, 82, was the leading and most influential trombonist of the early free jazz movement that developed in New York during the early 1960s.