American classical and jazz double bassist and cellist Buell Neidlinger has passed away from a heart attack – aged 82.
A student of Yale University, Mr Neidlinger was as former member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Warner Bros. Studio Orchestra, Houston Symphony and the Boston Symphony Orchestra – and performed regularly with jazz luminaries, including Cecil Talyor, Joe Sullivan, Steve Lacy, Archie Shepp, Frank Zappa, Jean-Luc-Ponty, Herbie Nichols, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.
He also served teaching positions at the New England Conservatory and the California Institute of the Arts.
Our condolences are with Mr Neidlinger’s family, friends, colleagues and students.