Jazz legend Carlton Kitto dead (via Odisha Sun Times)

Kitto collaborated with jazz legends like Sonny Rollins, Chico Freeman, Charlie Byrd, and Indian musicians like Pandit Ravi Shankar and Louiz Banks.

The Bebop jazz guitarist had also played for Queen Elizabeth.

Born in Bengaluru (then Bangalore) in 1942, Kitto started his career in Chennai and moved to Kolkata in the 1970s, and became a part of the band, Jazz Ensemble in Moulin Rouge, a celebrated restaurant in posh Park Street. After sometime, he played in another well-known restaurant Mocambo (and subsequently in other places) and taught jazz and classical guitar at the Calcutta School of Music in the 1990s.

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