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  • Sam Rivers dies at 88; pioneering jazz saxophonist, composer

    Sam Rivers dies at 88; pioneering jazz saxophonist, composer
    Sam Rivers, a saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s and '70s, died of pneumonia Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88.
  • Louisiana Red dies at 79; Alabama-born slide guitarist found success in Germany

    Louisiana Red dies at 79; Alabama-born slide guitarist found success in Germany
    Like so many other blues musicians, slide guitarist Louisiana Red long struggled to make a living in his native country, so in the early 1980s he moved to Germany where, to his delight, he found audiences far more receptive to his elemental sound. He...

    Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith dies at 75; blues musician

    Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith dies at 75; blues musician
    At 17, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith left the Arkansas farm where he was raised to travel to Chicago, where he first heard Muddy Waters when his mother took him to a club. Inspired by the great bluesman, Smith never went home. Instead, he taught himself to...

    Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, at 80

     
    Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, at 80, discusses his music and values.

    House of Blues goes back to its roots

     
    House of Blues gets an old-fashioned makeover from a new CEO who once ran Universal Studios' theme parks.