Ed Shaughnessy - RIP

Just heard he passed away. I used to be a big fan of him, Doc, & the Tonight Show Band. One of my favorite Big Band cuts (listening to it right now!)is 'Sax Alley' from the 1st Tonight Show Band CD, a smokin' tune featuring Pete Christlieb & Ernie Watts tearin' it up! At the end of the tune, the band stops on a dime, there's a pause and than the band just starts laughing, led by Shaughnessy! I recognize his laugh from having heard it so many times on the Tonight Show. RIP.

Sad sad sad. Wonderful drummer.
Here's an audio clip of him playing with Jimi Hendrix and Billy Cox on the Tonight Show

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Jimi's amp blows midway through the first attempt