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Yusef Abdul Lateef, jazz great, dead at 93

Yusef Abdul Lateef, jazz great, dead at 93

SHUTESBURY, Mass., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Grammy Award-winning, Tennessee-born jazz musician and composer Yusef Abdul Lateef has died at home in Shutesbury, Mass., said his official website.

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Jazz great Clare Fischer dead at 83

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Prolific jazz pianist Clare Fischer died in Southern California this week of complications from a heart attack at the age of 83, the family announced.

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Jazz musician Billy Taylor dead at 89

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Jazz musician Billy Taylor has died of a heart attack in a New York hospital, his family said Wednesday. He was 89.
Jazz saxophonist James Moody dies

Jazz saxophonist James Moody dies

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Celebrated jazz saxophonist and flutist James Moody died of pancreatic cancer at a hospice in San Diego, his wife, Linda, said.

Jazz great James Moody dead at 85

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Famed jazz musician, composer and band leader James Moody died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at the San Diego Hospice, his wife said. He was 85.

British jazz drummer Drew dies

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Martin Drew, who spent three decades as a jazz drummer with Oscar Peterson's internationally acclaimed group, has died in London, his family said.

Composer Hale Smith dead at age 84

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Classical composer Hale Smith, known for his work with jazz stars like Dizzy Gillespie, died in Freeport, N.Y., at the age of 84, his wife Juanita said.

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Chicago sax legend wins lifetime award

CHICAGO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Tenor sax player Von Freeman was honored with the fifth annual Walter Dyett Lifetime Achievement Award by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

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Kid Rock among mourners at Ertegun funeral

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- At the recent funeral of Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun, U.S. singer Kid Rock was among those paying their respects to the late music mogul.
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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (pronounced /ɡɨˈlɛspi/; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer dubbed "the sound of surprise".

Together with Charlie Parker, he was a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan, Jon Faddis and Chuck Mangione.

Allmusic's Scott Yanow wrote that "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis's emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated . . . Arguably Gillespie is remembered, by both critics and fans alike, as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time.

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