RIP Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen
Danish Jazz Bassist Orsted Pedersen Dead at 58
Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:15 AM ET
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Acclaimed Danish jazz bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen has died at the age of 58, Danish media reported Wednesday.
The musician, dubbed "the great Dane," made hundreds of recordings and accompanied jazz greats like Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald.
Orsted Pedersen played in his first band at 14 and made his breakthrough in 1973 when he joined the Oscar Peterson trio.
No further details about Pedersen's death were available.