The great violinist, composer, novelist, and critic André Hodeir, who founded the field of jazz analysis, has died at the age of ninety, according to some early news reports. I wrote about him briefly back in January.
Here is Hodeir's 1952 musique concrète masterpiece, Jazz et Jazz, featuring Martial Solal:
Here he plays the violin, at the age of twenty-one:
...and here is the complete text of his book Jazz: Its Evolution and Essence.