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October 23, 1934 - September 6, 2016. American recording engineer, record producer, and independent record company executive. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he moved to New York in the late 1950s and worked on jazz recordings with producer Tom Wilson. During the 60s-70's he began working as a producer with Miriam Makeba, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Curtis Mayfield, The Spencer Davis Group, Thelonious Monk, John Cale, Mama Cass Elliot, Phyllis Hyman and many other greatly talented artists. Most well- known as the producer of the Van Morrison album Astral Weeks, and as executive producer for Moondance, Morrison's 1970 album. Astral Weeks was listed as #19 on the Rolling Stone Magazine's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003. A devoted father, he is survived by his brother, Noel, his daughters, Ilene and Emma Terese, his son-in-law, Linkoy, his grandchildren, Kyle and Devyn. Services were held at Riverside Memorial Chapel.

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Published in The New York Times on Sept. 25, 2016
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