Cedric Brooks RIP
Very sad news to hear that Cedric 'Im' Brooks the legendary Jamaican sax player has died. He can be heard on classic Studio One songs like Burning Spear's 'Door Peeper' and the Abyssinians 'Satta Massagana' and his group Mystic Revelation of Rastafari brought jazz and nyahbinghi drumming together in a way that had never been heard before. He lived in Ethiopia and played with Sun Ra and The Skatalites! I photographed Cedric in this image in 2004 at his sister's Queens NYC apartment where the pet dog howled in perfect harmony as Cedric played some of his best known tunes. He was a lovely man who did a huge amount for expanding the horizons of reggae and will be very sadly missed.