Dec 21, 2020
By Andy Johnson
He was a pianist and composer who co-founded the seminal jazz label Strata-East Records and a major voice on his instrument.
Musician and educator Stanley Cowell has died.
His death was confirmed by Charles Tolliver, a trumpeter who was Cowell’s colleague and closest friend for more than 50 years. The cause of death was hypovolemic shock.
Cowell was a veteran of bands led by Max Roach, Stan Getz, and Bobby Hutcherson. In the early 70s he launched Strata-East, a pioneer among independent, artist-owned and-operated record companies.
Stanley Cowell was 79.