Trombone Player and Violinist Lewis Kahn Dies: Report

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Salsa lovers are mourning his loss of life on social media.

The loss of life of salsa’s “second marvelous Jew,” Lewis Kahn, was reported on social media by the primary musician to carry that title, Larry Harlow.

Kahn, a pioneer of salsa violin and trombonist who performed with the Orquestra Harlow and recorded quite a few albums with different members of the Fania All Stars, reportedly handed away in his sleep on Tuesday night time (Feb. 19) at residence in New York. He was 73 years outdated.

Kahn, who was born in Los Angeles, started enjoying violin as a toddler and took up trombone as a teen, when he joined his highschool band. In his twenties, he grew to become an integral a part of the Latin music scene in New York. First enjoying in boogaloo bands, he was current for the delivery of the sound that grew to become referred to as salsa. Kahn’s many recordings on labels together with Tico, RCA and Columbia, in addition to Fania, embrace Dizzy Gillespie and Machito’s Afro Cuban Jazz Moods, Celia Cruz and Willie Colon’s Only They Could Have Made This Album, Ruben Blades’ Maestra Vida, Harlow’s salsa opera Hommy and Eddie Palmieri’s Justicia.

Tributes from the salsa neighborhood got here shortly after the information; colleagues and followers invaribly described him as a humble man recognized for his mild method.

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