Friday, April 23, 2010


a message from Michel Delville:

It is my sad duty to report that Enrique Jardines passed away yesterday evening. As most of you know Enrique was the mastermind behind ABSOLUTE ZERO, an amazing Canterbury-affiliated band based in Florida. Their CD CRASHING ICONS (2003) is one of the few recent prog albums I often return to. It also features one of Pip Pyle's best studio performances, which is another reason to check it out if you have not had a chance to listen to it yet.
Although I never had a chance to meet him in person, we've exchanged many emails over the last few years. Enrique was one of my favorite email correspondents and a GREAT musician. He was a true "amigo", a warm-hearted man in the face of adversity and hardship. My thoughts go to him and his companion and ally Aislinn Quinn. I hear that there will be a wake on Saturday night, and a burial on Sunday, depending on the cemetery and the funeral company. I don't have any more specific details.
A few useful links should you want to learn more abput him and buy his CDs:

Michel Delville

1 comment:

  1. We wrote to each other for years, and he was always so vibrant and good-natured in his responses. He'll truly be missed.