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Very sad news, for the world and me personally. I spent many years enjoying his company and live performances in Dallas, and can confirm what a world class tenorman, and human being, he was.

His album with David "Fathead" Newman BLUE GREENS AND BEANS is a must have for the uninitiated.

RIP my friend.
 

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Sad indeed.

His albums for Leaning House were great. Out of print, I guess.

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He played with Bud Powell in Europe, Red Garland back in Dallas. Art Blakey tried to recruit him.

I traded voice mails with him just a few weeks ago, inquiring about teaching. He was very gracious on the message he left me. Alas, we never connected.
 

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I got to see him in dallas a few years ago and it was a great gig, mouthpiece refacer miles faherty took me there and introduced me to him, he was so friendly and his playing was really great. I can see he is going to be missed.What a nice guy and great tenor man.
 

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Marchel Ivery was a wonderful tenor saxophonist, musician, and human being. I loved his playing and always looked forward to seeing him when I was in Dallas. He was always very kind to me. I will miss him.

Thank you Mark R for that great link. Seeing the photos and listening to "Every Time We Say Goodbye" was very meaningful.
 
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