Who is Stanley Cowell? Stanley Cowell Bio/Wiki
Stanley Cowell was an American jazz pianist and co-founder of the Strata-East Records label. He was born on May 5, 1941, in Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Cowell died on Friday in Dover, Del.
RIP Stanley Cowell
In 1974 he performed with Sonny Rollins at @MontreuxJazz in Switzerland, released as ‘The Cutting Edge’
📸 David Redfern pic.twitter.com/6udat5Id4J
— Sonny Rollins Bridge (@RollinsBridge) December 19, 2020
He was 79 years old.
Marion Brown, Max Roach, Bobby Hutcherson, Clifford Jordan, Harold Land, Sonny Rollins, and Stan Getz played with Cowell. In 1965-66, Cowell played in the Detroit Artist’s Workshop Jazz Band with trumpeter Charles Moore and others.
Cowell was part of a frequent quartet led by J.J. during the late 1980s. Hey. Johnson.
In 1971, Mr. Cowell formed Strata-East Records, a groundbreaking institution in jazz and the wider Black Arts Movement, together with the trumpeter Charles Tolliver. During the next decade, it would release a steady run of pathbreaking music, becoming one of the most influential black-run labels of its period.
Cowell survived by his wife Sylvia Potts Cowell. The couple has one daughter named Sunny Cowell Stovall.
Cowell studied at Oberlin College and the University of Michigan after secondary school. He played with the jazz multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk during his time at college, which proved formative for the pianist.
In the middle of the 1960s, he moved to New York.
Cowell died of hypovolemic shock on December 17, 2020, at Bayhealth Hospital in Dover, Delaware. Sylvia Potts Cowell, his wife, said that hypovolemic shock was the cause of his death in a hospital, the result of blood loss resulting from other health problems.
RIP to mentor and friend, Stanley Cowell pic.twitter.com/cRzMcq36EK
— Dave Miller (@davemillertbone) December 20, 2020
Stanley Cowell made at least 15 albums for Steeplechase since 1989 pic.twitter.com/AL2RC3GIXr
— jeff (@jazyjef) December 18, 2020
RIP Stanley Cowell. Jazz pianist and co-founder of Strata East. If your familiar with Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ you’ll be familiar with Stanley Cowell. He worked closely with Spike’s father Bill Lee. Theres a rich n beautiful history to explore right there. pic.twitter.com/eIOBwzJwDl
— Alexander Nut (@AlexanderNut) December 18, 2020
RIP Stanley Cowell – not only one a great musician but also founder of one of the OG artist owned and operated labels. An inspiration on every level. pic.twitter.com/YUOCIr9rFH
— New Soil (@soil_new) December 18, 2020