Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock ’n’ roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, has died. He was 74.
His wife, Amy, told the Associated Press in Memphis that her husband died of congestive heart failure Tuesday night. Jackson had been hospitalized and released June 7 but was readmitted Monday.
Jackson and Love performed on recordings by numerous top-shelf artists, including Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and U2.
Jackson and Love — the Memphis Horns — were awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in February 2012, only the second...