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Jazz great Freddie Hubbard dead at 70

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Jazz musician Freddie Hubbard died at the age of 70 Monday in a Los Angeles area hospital after suffering a heart attack last month, USA Today reported.

McCoy Tyner still in the jazz scene

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- In a world full of pop music, solo artists and five piece bands, the piano-led trio is still as strong as ever in the jazz world.

Winners at 47th Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 47th Grammy Awards, which were presented Sunday in Los Angeles:

Boston adds jazz repertory group

BOSTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Boston has joined the ranks of U.S. and European cities that have their own resident repertory jazz orchestras.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Otto "Toby" Hardwicke was born this day in 1904 in Washington, D.C. He was Duke Ellington's alto sax mainstay for about 14 years beginning in 1932.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Miles Davis was born this day in 1926 in Alton, Ill., the son of a wealthy, middle-class dentist who gave him a trumpet for his 13th birthday.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Contrary to information in many jazz reference materials, today is not the birthday of jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. He was born May 26, 1926, in Alton, Ill.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Electric violinist Michael White was born this day in 1933 in Houston. He came into the jazz spotlight in 1965 at the Monterey Jazz Festival as a member of saxophonist John Handy's quintet. -0-
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Artie Shaw was born this day in 1910 in New York. He hasn't touched the clarinet in decades, but he is still active on the music scene as inspiration for the Dick Johnson-led Artie Shaw Orchestra.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Jackie Cain was born this day in 1928 in Milwaukee. She's half of Jackie and Roy, the jazz and cabaret duo noted for witty lyrics and fine vocalese.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Thomas "Fats" Waller was born this day in 1904 in New York City. He came out of the stride style of piano playing to enrich the jazz repertoire with both speed and delicacy. And he had a way of making sparkling gems out of the silliest popular son
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Rod Cless was born this day in Lennox, Iowa, in 1907. He recorded with Muggsy Spanier, Frank Teschemacher, Gene Krupa and Mezz Mezzrow. He died in 1944 at age 37 after a drunken fall.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Georgie Auld was born this day in 1919 in Toronto. He came to prominence in 1937 in the Bunny Berigan Orchestra. Other key steps in his musical development included stints in the Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman bands.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 29-April 4.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer-actor Bing Crosby was born this day in Tacoma, Wash., in 1904. He made some terrific straight-ahead swing jazz recordings in the early 1930s with Bix Beiderbecke, the Rhythm Boys and other small groups produced by Paul Whiteman.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Alfred McCoy Tyner (born 11 December 1938) is a jazz pianist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet and a long solo career.

Tyner was born in Philadelphia as the oldest of three children. He was encouraged to study piano by his mother. He finally began studying the piano at age 13 and within two years, music had become the focal point in his life. His early influences included Bud Powell, a Philadelphia neighbor.

His brother, Jarvis Tyner, became vice presidential candidate of the American Communist Party.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "McCoy Tyner."
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