Willy Crook, national funk legend and first saxophonist of Patricio Rey and his Redonditos de Ricota, has died
A moment ago the sad news of the passing of Willy crook. The musician was 55 years old and had been in intensive care since June 8 after suffering a stroke (ACV). He had entered a sanatorium where he had been plunged into a pharmacological coma and had received mechanical assistance for his breathing.
“We will send you your place of rest and farewell as soon as your mother partly overcomes this very sad moment. Thank you all for the unconditional support for so many days. A big hug,” he tweeted Paula Alberti, press officer of the artist.
After the news was confirmed, fans and colleagues fired him on social media. “With deep sadness, we announce the departure of a great friend much loved by us. Have a good trip, dear friend, ”he wrote. Skay beilinson.
In addition to his talent and creativity in composition, Crook has always stood out for the sour humor he displayed in every interview and his reflections that are as hilarious as they are brilliant.
Your musical journey
The artist released 11 albums and was one of the greatest representatives of funk and soul music in our country. It has added over one hundred thousand listeners from all over the world to the platforms.
His first recognized appearance dates back to 1985, when he participated in the recording of Sip!, the group’s debut album led by Indio Solari and Skay. With Patricio Rey and his Redonditos de Ricota, one year later would record one of the most important national rock albums: October.
In addition, he has collaborated with Andrés Calamaro, Los Encargados, Virus, Manal and internationally with Lions in Love, James Brown Band, David Bowie, Gotan Project, Rita Marley, Alvin Lee, Matt Bianco, Toreros Muertos, Echo & The Bunnymen.
Lately, Willy had found some of his teammates after a while. Funky Turin, a combo of prestigious artists. During the pandemic, he performed some of the most important albums of his career, as well as classics and covers with his band. A task he reluctantly shared on the platforms of Diffusion.
“It’s very frustrating because it prevents the truth of the situation, which is something as simple as getting together and playing for people who come together to listen. It’s very frustrating for the show and especially because we have a lot of affection in the group, respect, admiration. There is a bad good atmosphere. It’s awful not being able to come together», He underlined in an interview with Telam in May 2020.
And he added: “I am a psychopath and I consider myself a pandemic child who says with astonishment:” Legend has it that in the past people would gather in places to see other people perform on stage. It’s ridiculous that there are theories that say that and even that the Earth is round ””.
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