Saturday 1 March 2008

Teo Macero, 82

AstroNation: Teo Macero, 82, Record Producer, Dies: "Teo Macero, a record producer, composer and saxophonist most famous for his role in producing a series of albums by Miles Davis in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including editing that almost amounted to creating compositions after the recordings, died on Tuesday in Riverhead, N.Y. He was 82"
The Beach Boys had Brian Wilson, the Beatles had George Martin, Coltrane and Miles Davis had Teo Macero, wild-man with a razor-blade, genius mix-master spin-doctor of the 8-track console.