Invoice Lee has died on the age of 94.
The jazz musician handed away on Wednesday (24.05.23) at his residence in Brooklyn, New York and his dying was introduced by his movie director son Spike Lee in a put up on social media.
The ‘Malcolm X’ director captioned the Instagram put up: “This Morning Might twenty fourth My Father Made His Transition… Additionally Should Give Love To Our Sista TINA TURNER Who Left Us In the present day on This Might twenty fourth 2023. WHEW LAWD. What A Day.”
Invoice composed scores for a number of of his son’s early motion pictures, together with ‘She’s Gotta Have It’, ‘College Daze’ and ‘Do The Proper Factor’.
He was additionally a profitable jazz musician in his personal proper and carried out with legendary stars corresponding to Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel and Aretha Franklin.
Born William James Edwards Lee III in Alabama in 1928, he was the son of two musicians and began to learn to play devices from a really early age.
He realized the bass whereas learning at Morehouse Faculty in Atlanta after which sought out the jazz scenes in each New York and Chicago.
Invoice famously accompanied Bob Dylan on his basic hit ‘It’s All Over Now, Child Blue’ from the 1965 album ‘Bringing It All Again Residence’.
Spike Lee credited his father for educating him all that he is aware of about music.
Talking in 1990, the 66-year-old director stated: “Every thing I learn about jazz I acquired from my father.
“I noticed his integrity, how he was not going to play simply any sort of music, irrespective of how a lot cash he might make.”
Invoice is survived by his spouse Susan Kaplan, kids Spike, David, Joie, Cinque, and Arnold, and two grandchildren.
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