Robbie Shakespeare, Prolific Reggae Bassist, Dies at 68

As half of the Sly and Robbie rhythm duo, Jamaican bassist Robbie Shakespeare, who transformed reggae with bold infusions of rock, blues and jazz, played and produced with some of music’s biggest names, died Wednesday in a Miami hospital. . He was 68 years old. A close friend and frequent collaborator, Guillaume Bougard, said the …

Excellent Jazz Bassist George Mraz has died at the age of 77.

George Mraz, a sought-after jazz bassist whose masterful and versatile work has anchored the recordings and performances of many artists over 50 years ago, from Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie to Cyrus Chestnut and Joe Lovano this century, died on September 16. He was 77 years old. His wife, pianist Camilla Mraz, published news of …