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  • Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz musician and educator

    Jazz musician Donald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with hit jazz-funk fusion records such as "Black Byrd," has died. He was 80.
  • Von Freeman dies at 88; jazz tenor saxophonist with singular sound

    Von Freeman dies at 88; jazz tenor saxophonist with singular sound
    Von Freeman was revered as a tenor saxophonist but was never a major star, worshiped by critics but perpetually strapped for cash. He seemed to purposely avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles Davis phoned Freeman in the 1950s looking for a...

    Dave Brubeck dies at 91; jazz legend

    Dave Brubeck dies at 91; jazz legend
    In the strait-laced Eisenhower 1950s, Dave Brubeck seemed, on one hand, deeply conventional. He didn't drink, smoke or take drugs. He favored expressions like "baloney!" and "you bet" over ruder alternatives. He had a prodigious work ethic that had been...

    PASSINGS: Claude Nobs

    PASSINGS: Claude Nobs
    Claude Nobs, 76, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, died Thursday after sustaining injuries...

    Dan the Automator, Dogfish concoct a beer/music mash-up

     
    Delaware's adventurous Dogfish Head Brewery this week began shipping a beer-and-vinyl boxed set dubbed "Positive Contact," a limited-run collaboration that pairs a 10-inch white vinyl of Dan "The Automator" Nakamura's Deltron 3030 music project with six...