Kansas City jazz musician Russ Long died of heart failure on New Years Eve, a few weeks after releasing a CD of original compositions covering more than 4 decades.
By Lee Ingalls
Kansas City, MO – Kansas City jazz musician Russ Long died of heart failure on New Years Eve 2006, a few weeks after celebrating the release of "Time to Go: The Music of Russ Long." This CD of 13 original compositions covers more than four decades. Bassist Gerald Spaits, a long-time bandmate of Long's, produced and co-arranged the CD. he talks with KCUR's Lee Ingalls about Long's final recording and his musical legacy.
Tracks featured in this story
You'd Be So Nice to come Home To
Never Was Love (featuring Pat Metheny)
Time to Go
"Time to Go: The Music of Russ Long" is available online from Passit Productions.