Jazz musician Herman Riley
has died of heart failure. He was 73. The saxophonist passed away at Brotman Medical Center in Los Angeles on April 14.
Born on August 31, 1933, Riley played with stars like Count Basie
, Etta James
and Jimmy Smith
Jazz singer Lavay Smith, who first teamed up with Riley in the mid-1990s, says, "The way he played was everything I love about jazz. He was so unbelievably soulful."
A memorial service was held at the Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles at midday today.
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