Reports are flooding in that Brainfeeder affiliated jazz composer Austin Peralta has passed away at the age of 22.
Jazz has long produced mercurial, prodigal talents - from the explosive artistry of Freddie Hubbard to the impact of Wynton Marsalis the genre embraces youth, energy and above all new ideas. All attributes which Austin Peralta had in spaces.
Learning piano from age six, the musician was able to rub shoulders with jazz greats while still in his teens. Recording with legendary bass player Ron Carter, the composer's opening two albums were seismic examples of fusion done well.
Later falling under the spell of Brainfeeder, Austin Peralta was able to explore new areas. Taking on an electronic influence, the pianist worked with label boss Flying Lotus and recently kicked off sessions for a new studio album.
Reports are flooding in that Austin Peralta has died. The range of sources paying tribute is quite remarkable, with everyone from jazz greats to hip hop stables saluting the gifted young pianist.
Glasgow based collective Lucky Me posted: "So much love to Austin Peralta, his work, his art, his friends and his family unlimited." Night Works added "Just read Austin Peralta has died, aged 22, shocking" while Brainfeeder cohort Tokimonsta said: "I will miss u @AustinPeralta".
Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.
Ninja Tune have posted the following tribute: We were shocked and saddened this morning to hear about the passing of Austin Peralta last night, at the age of 22. He was a lovely person and an immensely talented pianist and composer. RIP Austin.