This is not my idea of a good news cycle: The death of Doc Watson has been immediately followed by the departure of Pete Cosey at 68. Cosey was a longtime house guitarist for Chess Records but may be most widely recognized for his contributions to Miles Davis’ most adventurous electric albums such as Get Up With It and Agharta. The Chicago Reader paints an appropriate picture:
He used his guitar like an abstract expressionist painter, creating thick, richly textured solos with fierce rhythmic power, dazzling colors, and nonchalant violence.
Read the rest at CR.