American saxophonist, composer, and arranger, Pee Wee Ellis has died at the age of 80. Check out the post below.
Pee Wee Ellis facebook account confirmed the news and wrote that “With great sadness, we have to announce that Pee Wee passed away last night following complications with his heart. We are working on plans to celebrate his wonderful life and hope you will all take time to listen to his music and continue his legacy.”
Bootsy Collins tweeted, “We just lost another bandmate & legend, Mr Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis. He was a member of James Brown’s band in the 60s, recording many of Brown’s recordings “Cold Sweat”, “Say It Loud “. He also worked with Van Morrison. A silent genius & brilliant arrangements. Prayers to Family!“
He was an important member of James Brown’s band in the 1960s, appearing on many of Brown’s most notable recordings and co-writing hits like “Cold Sweat” and “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud”. He also worked closely with Van Morrison.
American Saxophonist, Pee Wee Ellis Died At 80