Posted: Dec 21, 2007 11:08 pm
This is already a few days ago but I just found out. Joel Dorn, who produced most of the best late 60's and 70's jazz and R&B records passed away on the 17th.
Joel produced many many albums at Atlantic for Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Eddie Harris, Les McCann, Roberta Flack, Jimmy Scott, Keith Jarrett, Donny Hathaway, Mose Allison, The Allman Brothers, Yusef Lateef and many more.
I never met him but he had a reputation as a good human being in addition to being a good producer. A friend of mine, Kevin Calabro, worked with him for several years at Hyena Records.