Stan Levey passed away, at age 79, on April 19, 2005. We'd like to offer our condolences to the Levey family. There's a ton of information out there regarding Stan's accomplishments in and contributions to the jazz world. A good starting point for anyone wanting to learn more, would be the DVD 'Stan Levey "The Original Original"'. Check out http://www.stanlevey.com/ from ordering information.