Musician and historian Chris Tyle has reported on Facebook that producer and early jazz advocate George H. Buck has passed away.
Buck is perhaps best known for his Jazzology family of record labels, which keep (present tense intentional) so many unique works of prewar jazz and jazz by musicians of the prewar era on the record, in every sense of the term. This is a tremendous loss to the musical community as a whole.
I offer my condolences to Mr. Buck’s family. Thank you for all you continue to do, and rest in peace, George H. Buck.
This is a huge loss to the traditional jazz community. I only hope his work will continue in the future, carried on by someone who also loves the music.