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Marlins take Mets 10-7

Marlins take Mets 10-7

Giancarlo Stanton stroked a three-run homer to help lift the Miami Marlins past the New York Mets, 10-7, in spring training on Monday.
Braves' Medlen diagnosed with ligament injury in pitching elbow

Braves' Medlen diagnosed with ligament injury in pitching elbow

Atlanta Braves right-hander Kris Medlen has been diagnosed with an injured ligament in his pitching elbow.

Iditarod dog, missing 5 days, found alive

BIG LAKE, Alaska, March 15 (UPI) -- A sled dog that went missing during the Iditarod race in Alaska was found nearly a week later after backtracking much of the race.

COL BB: North Carolina 8, LSU 4

OMAHA, June 15 (UPI) -- Seth Williams drove in three runs for North Carolina Sunday, pacing the Tar Heels to an 8-4 win over LSU in the College World Series in Omaha.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Bennie Green was born this day in 1923 in Chicago. He was only 19 when he joined the Earl Hines band in 1942, playing alongside Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornet player Nick LaRocca was born this day in 1889 in New Orleans. He was instrumental in forming the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, which played Chicago in 1916 and was a hit in New York a year later.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and composer Claude Bolling was born this day in 1930 in Cannes, France. He won an amateur jazz contest in Paris when he was 14, then formed his own Ellington-style small band.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this day in 1938, jazz cornet player and bandleader Joe "King" Oliver died in poverty in Savannah, Ga. Oliver's Creole Jazz Band recorded its greatest tunes 15 years earlier in a band that included a young Louis Armstrong.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Marian McPartland was born in England this day in 1918. In addition to performing regularly on the jazz circuit, McPartland has distinguished herself as a broadcaster.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist J.J. Johnson was born this date in 1924 in Indianapolis. His virtuosity, pure sound and harmonic sophistication helped bring the trombone to the frontline in bebop. His best-known composition, recorded by many contemporary musicians, is "Lament
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Boogie-woogie and traditional jazz pianist and arranger Billy Maxted was born this day in 1917 in Racine, Wis.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Henry "Red" Allen was born this day in 1908 in New Orleans. Music came naturally to him. Allen's father ran a famous brass band in the Crescent City.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Art Hodes was born this day in 1904 in the Ukraine. His family moved to Chicago when Hodes was 6 months old, and it was in Chicago that he spent much of his jazz career.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Chris Connor was born this day in 1927 in Kansas City. Her professional career began with the Claude Thornhill band, but it was with the Stan Kenton Orchestra that her husky voice and emotional intensity began winning her a loyal army of fans.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Ethel Waters was born this day in 1896 in Chester, Pa.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clifford Brown, the trumpet player known to his friends as "Brownie," was born this date in 1930 in Wilmington, Del. During his brief time in the spotlight, Brown became a major stylistic influence on every trumpeter player who followed him.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader and pianist Raymond Scott was born this day in 1910 in New York. He was a pioneering leader of the CBS radio network staff orchestra in the 1930s and '40s, yet better known for writing and performing stylish novelty tunes.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Joe Garland was born this day in 1903 in Norfolk, Va. Louis Armstrong once called Garland one of the greatest musicians he ever worked with.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Violinist Stuff Smith was born this day in 1909 in Portsmouth, Ohio. During his career, he was described as the most forceful violinist in jazz history. Smith was inspired as a player by Joe Venuti, who coincidentally died this day in 1978 at age 82.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist George Shearing was born this day in 1919 in London. He settled in the United States in 1947 and has worked steadily on the festival and club scene. For nearly 30 years, he has led a series of duos and trios. In the past three years, he also has r

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Elmer "Mousey" Alexander was born this day in 1922 in Gary, Ind. He worked in Dixieland bands in Chicago in the late 1940s before moving to New York where he performed for a year as a member of pianist Marian McPartland's bebop trio. His longest a
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Pete Candoli was born this day in 1923 in Mishawaka, Ind. He paid his dues as a high-note trumpeter in many big bands before moving to the West Coast in the early 1950s and mixing studio work with jazz club dates, often with his trumpet-playing
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Reggie Workman was born this day in 1937 in Philadelphia. His first jazz collaboration was with saxophonist Gigi Gryce in 1958. His other associations have included Red Garland, John Coltrane, Herbie Mann, Thelonious Monk, Freddie Hubbard, Arc
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

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