“My Dear friend Konrad Kliko Klinglefuss passed away yesterday”

Konrad Kliko Klinglefuss

The words of Big Bill Bissonnette upon learning of the death of one of Switzerland’s finest jazz musicians.

I too was stunned and saddened to learn this evening via Bill about the death off Konrad. I only recently read “KliKo’s” tribute to Sammy Rimington in Sammy’s Life in Pictures autobiography. Konrad was a member of and regular contributor to and supporter of my Facebook Jazzers Group and I wondered why he has recently been missing from the group. I will miss his contributions and repartee in the several email exchanges I had with him.

His passing is yet another great loss to the jazz world this year. I’m including Big Bill’s “Closer Walk with Thee” tribute to Konrad.

Peter Mark Butler
Editor and Proprietor of Jazz&Jazz
Wednesday, 7th August, 2013 

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