Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011)
Gil Scott-Heron died over the weekend—a musician and poet with a killing sense of black humour. Gil was not “miscellaneous.”
The JazzOnTheTube site has put together this tribute, including:
- "Is it Jazz?", one of the greatest love poems to jazz ever written.
- "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", a phrase Gil coined.
- "The Bottle," one of the most beloved Soul tunes in the UK, especially the North where they take their Soul seriously!