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Grange remembers the musical legend

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2017 | 1:00 AM

In a statement released to media following Nambo's death, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange shared memories of the musician, describing him as a person who was always willing to help younger musicians.

"My lasting memory of Nambo is that he was very congenial and always willing to help younger entertainers. He was one who could defuse any tension that might arise," Grange said. "Nambo was not just a recording artiste, he was also one of Jamaica's renowned trombonists."

Grange worked closely with Nambo during the '70s when he was a member of the New Vibrations Band.

Nambo worked with numerous artistes throughout his career including Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Jimmy Cliff, Lauryn Hill, Gregory Isaacs, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Beres Hammond, Shaggy, and Buju Banton. He also performed live with Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, and Lloyd Parks and the We the People Band.