Jazz Music Sensation Bobby Caldwell Passes at age 71
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Jazz Music Sensation Bobby Caldwell Passes at age 71

Bobby Caldwell, renowned for his hit songs in the 70s and 80s, has sadly passed away following a long battle with an illness.

The news of Caldwell’s death was shared by his wife Mary Caldwell on Bobby’s Twitter account, where she expressed her sorrow and thanked all who offered prayers during his fight. She went on to explain the impact of “floxing,” which had affected his health over the previous six years and two months. Mary paid tribute to her late husband, expressing that he would now rest peacefully with God.

Bobby Caldwell is one of the most influential artists in contemporary jazz. He began his career as a session musician, playing on records for the likes of Steely Dan and Boz Scaggs. He quickly gained a reputation as a talented studio musician, and soon after released his selftitled debut album in 1978. It was met with critical acclaim, and remains one of the most beloved jazz albums of all time. The most popular song was “What You Won’t Do For Love” which is still well known across the globe.

Caldwells career continued to flourish over the next few decades, as he incorporated different influences into his sound and added new collaborations with musicians. His legacy remains as he is one of the most beloved and respected jazz musicians of our generation, and will surely continue to make a lasting impact on the genre for years to come.

His songs “My Flame” kept his fame on the rise following the fan favorite jazz song “What You Won’t Do For Love. He also released “The Next Time I Fall,” written in collaboration with Paul Gordon, became a duet performed by Peter Cetera and Amy Grant in 1986.

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