Photo by Seher Sikandar
Jazz pianist and Flying Lotus collaborator Austin Peralta has passed at the all too young age of twenty two. Flying Lotus announced the untimely death on his Twitter page this morning. Just last summer, we got to watch Austin rip with the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble at the Harlem Stage and snap the above photo backstage.
Thankful for the refreshing talent’s contribution to music thus far and wish we could have seen what his promising future held.
In the below clip, Austin performs live in Tokyo. Read more on the LA Times website.