Well this is some really sad news, it appears that experimental jazz pianist Austin Peralta has passed away. The overwhelmingly talented composer was only 22, and at this point the cause is unknown. By the early age of 16 he already released two full LPs and played with jazz legends like bassist Ron Carter. And within a few years of those works, he released his stunning Brainfeeder debut Endless Planets.
Peralta recorded and performed alongside Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Shafiq Husayn, and Erykah Badu. He had a second album in the works with Brainfeeder and some of his final contributions can be heard on FlyLo’s Until The Quiet Comes. Details of Peralta’s passing are unclear at this point, but our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family dealing with his untimely passing.