Prolific jazz and gospel singer Joe Lee Wilson passed a couple of days ago at the age of 75 due to unknown causes. His baritone voice touched upon different eras of music including swing, the blues, gospel, and free-jazz. His talents brought him into collaboration with the likes of Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders, and Lee Morgan among many others. Furthermore, in 1968 Wilson tied with Sly and the Family Stone for 1st Place on NBC’s Talent Search, thus winning a record deal with Columbia. His passing is met with grief and remembrance for all of the great music he has given the world.
Read an in-depth obituary about Joe Lee Wilson’s life and career over at The Guardian.