Lew Soloff was best known for his work with Blood, Sweat and Tears. He was the one who played the great horn line on “Spinning Wheel”. He was also a great session musician who worked with such greats as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and Lou Reed. Sunday, he died of a heart attack in Brooklyn, New York. He was 71.
He joined Blood, Sweat and Tears in 1968 and played on their second album. Hits such as “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”, “And When I Die” and “Spinning Wheel” all featured his trumpet.
Lew is survived by his two daughters, Laura Solomon and Lena Soloff and two grandchildren.