Covid-19 has claimed jazz pianist and composer Mike Longo, who flew from this world this past Sunday. In addition to his longtime partnership with Dizzy Gillespie, Longo cut some terrific funky jazz records for Bob Shad’s Mainstream label in the early 70s. ‘The Awakening’ features jazz luminaries like Ron Carter (bass), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Mickey Roker (drums), Virgil Jones (trumpet) and lots of killer electric piano from Longo.