[jazz-research] Julian Euell, R.I.P.
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On 7/7/19, 3:22 PM, "jazz-research@groups.io on behalf of sondra.hassan via Groups.Io" <jazz-research@groups.io on behalf of rustysandy=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
 
    Julian Euell passed away on June 3rd. He was 90. As a bassist in the 1950s he performed and recorded with John Coltrane, Mal Waldron, Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Jackie McLean, Randy Weston, Gigi Gryce, and many others. In the 1960s he directed the arts program for HARYOU-ACT where he hired such artists as Romare Bearden and touched the lives of such young men as Larry Willis and Kareem Abdul Jabar. In the 1970s he was Assistant Secretary for Public Service at the Smithsonian where he oversaw all the jazz programs including the Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz that Martin Williams produced. In the late 1980s he directed the Oakland Museum in California and then returned east in the early 1990s to direct the Louis Armstrong House. In his later years he would return to the bass to sit in at Washington, DC area clubs. Along the way he studied at Juilliard, earned a bachelor's from NYU and a PhD from George Washington and help raise five children. 
    
    I'm surprised there has been no published obituary in the Washington Post or in the jazz press. It was a remarkable life.
    
    Rusty Hassan
 





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