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Artist Weiss of Fischli/Weiss dead at 66

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- Swiss artist David Weiss, one half of creative team Fischli/Weiss, has died of cancer, his gallery said. He was 66.

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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer and pianist Hall Overton was born this day in 1920 in Bangor, Mich. He played with Stan Getz, Oscar Pettiford, Teddy Charles and Jimmy Rainey, and wrote arrangements for Thelonious Monk's historic orchestral concert at Town Hall in 1959.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornetist Rex Stewart was born this day in Philadelphia in 1907. He succeeded Louis Armstrong in Fletcher Henderson's orchestra where he quickly proved himself a highly charged and energetic soloist.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and composer Tadd Dameron was born this day in 1917 in Cleveland. Under-acknowledged during his career, he is considered today to have been one of the first great jazz arrangers.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist and flute player Bobby Jaspar was born this date in 1926 in Liege, Belgium. He developed his jazz reputation in Paris in the early 1950s before moving to New York, where he soon performed or toured with J.J. Johnson, Miles Davis, Donald Byrd a
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist David Murray was born this day in 1955 in Berkeley, Calif. He began his career as a free player, sitting in with Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry and Anthony Braxton. By the early 1980s, his music moved back into a more structured swing format.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Harold Land was born this day in 1928 in Houston. He came to national prominence as a member of the Max Roach-Clifford Brown quintet in 1954 and 1955.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist John Pisano was born this day in 1931 in New York. He spent nearly 10 years as an accompanist to singer Peggy Lee, toured the world as a member of Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, and wrote songs for the Sergio Mendes group, Brazil '66.
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Peter Fischli (* 8 June 1952 in Zurich) and David Weiss (* 21 June 1946 in Zurich), often shortened to Fischli/Weiss, are an artist duo that have been collaborating since 1979. They are among the most renowned contemporary artists of Switzerland. Their best known work is the film "Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go)." This was described by The Guardian as being "Post Apocalyptic" as it is all about chain reactions and the way in which objects fly, crash, and explode across the studio it was shot in.

For their work, they make use of a large bandwidth of artistic forms of expression: Film and photography, art-books, sculptures made out of different materials, and multimedia-installations. They adapt objects and situations of the everyday life and place them into an artistic context — often using humour and irony.

In more than 25 years of activity, Fischli & Weiss have exhibited in some of the most important institutions and museums worldwide including Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; MACBA, Barcellona; Museé d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Serpentine Gallery, London; Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich; and Tate Modern, London. The Swiss duo has also participated in the Swiss Pavilion at the Sevilla EXPO 1992. In 2008 the Nicola Trussardi Foundation has presented Altri fiori e altre domande, the first retrospective in Italy of Swiss artists installed in the 17th Century rooms of Palazzo Litta in Milan.

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