Cornelius “Sonny” Fortune was born on May 19, 1939, and died on October 25, 2018.
He was an American jazz saxophonist.
Fortune played soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, clarinet, and woodwind. In the wake of moving to New York City in 1967, Fortune recorded and seemed live with drummer Elvin Jones’ gathering.
During 1968, Sonny was an individual from Mongo Santamaría’s band. He performed with artist Leon Thomas, and with piano player McCoy Tyner (1971– 73).
During 1974, Fortune supplanted Dave Liebman in Miles Davis’ troupe, staying until spring 1975, when he was prevailing by Sam Morrison.
Fortune can be heard on the collections Big Fun, Get Up With It, Agharta, and Pangaea, the last two recorded live in Japan.
He joined Nat Adderley after his short residency with Davis, at that point shaped his own gathering in June 1975, recording two collections for the Horizon Records.
Since the 1990s, he recorded a few collections for Blue Note.
Fortune has additionally performed with Roy Brooks, Buddy Rich, George Benson, Rabih Abou Khalil, Roy Ayers, Oliver Nelson, Gary Bartz, Rashied Ali, and Pharoah Sanders, and in addition showing up on the live collection The Atlantic Family Live at Montreux (1977).
Sonny Fortune passed away at 79 years old.