Jazz drummer and Berklee College of Music professor Bob Gullotti has reportedly passed away as first revealed by The Lilypad, a venue he frequently performed at. He performed there regularly as a founding member of the Fringe, a free jazz band. And his playing first came into my life through the free jazz experimental album that Trey Anastasio was a part of, Surrender to the Air.
Over the years he performed with Phish multiple times, first on October 23, 1996 at the Hartford Civic Center, then during a two-night stint in Texas during 1997.
Our thoughts are with his friends, family and fans today.
Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of master drummer Bob Gullotti. He was a huge inspiration on me when I moved to Boston in 1998 as I would often go see him at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge on Monday’s with… https://t.co/6j82JxFfXe
— PeteZimmer (@PeteZimmer) January 26, 2020
fare thee well, Bob Gullotti. pic.twitter.com/xkbQVrqXbK
— Kevin Shapiro (@shapsio) January 26, 2020