Guitarist Pete Cosey, who recorded with Miles Davis, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, has died aged 68, according to Associated Press.
Cosey died on May 30 of complications from surgery at Vanguard Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
In the 1960s, Cosey was a member of the studio band at Chess Records in Chicago, where he played on Waters’ Electric Mud album and Howlin’ Wolf’s Howlin’ Wolf Album. He also worked with Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Between 1973 and 1975, he played in the Miles Davis Band, performing on four of Davis’ most experimental works, Get Up With It, Dark Magus, Agharta and Pangaea.
In 2001, Cosey formed Thee Children of Agharta, a group focused on performing Davis’ electric repertoire.
In 2004, he appeared in an episode of Martin Scorsese‘s documentary series, The Blues.