DEATH -DEAD / OBITUARIES : Jymie Merritt has died, according to a statement posted online on April. 12, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.
R.I.P. Jymie Merritt 1926 – 2020. ❤️Sad, sad news. The master bassist & composer of tunes as Absolution & Nommo died yesterday. Pics by Francis Wolff from a 1950s Blue Note session & Bradford Young of Jymie in his hometown Philly (from doc I Called Him Morgan). We love you Jymie. pic.twitter.com/3Xyxyx3coG
— I Called Him Morgan (@ICHMorgan) April 11, 2020
Not enough people talk about how great Jymie Merritt was. He played on a ton of great albums, and was an early adopter of the Fender bass.
Fantastic player and jazz legend. https://t.co/SN0PZFOG6s
— Paul Adams (@pauladamsbass) April 11, 2020
I’lll never forget calling around to get in touch w/ the great bassist, Jymie Merritt, that played on so many of my favorite Art Blakey records, after learning he was from & still lived in Philly. He became a great mentor & friend for years to come. Thank you Jymie. Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/9x7DnBtXEU
— Jaleel Shaw (@jaleelshaw) April 11, 2020
In Memory Oh Jymie Merritt! Truly One Of The Best!!!
— Blues&Jazz (@BluesJazz6) April 11, 2020
Legendary jazz bassist Jymie Merritt dies at age 93 https://twitter.com/i/events/1249051928337633281 …
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.