Tragic news today as Piano virtuoso and Brainfeeder affiliate Austin Peralta was pronounced dead today, aged just 22. Prodigiously talented, he played alongside Chick Corea just aged 15 while touring Japan at the 2006 Tokyo Jazz Festival, and released an exceptional album Endless Planets on Brainfeeder last year. As well as credits on last month’s Flying Lotus release, he’s also worked with Teebs, Thundercat, Erykah Badu, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, The Cinematic Orchestra and Ron Carter. Hauntingly, just yesterday he tweeted he was performing that night and aged just 22 it demonstrates so clearly our own mortality. The world will miss this exceptional talent, and Word Is Bond extends its thoughts to his friends and family.  No cause of death has yet been released.

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