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Paul Horn dies at 84; Grammy winner was a pioneer of New Age music
Paul Horn dies at 84; Grammy winner was a pioneer of New Age music

Paul Horn, a Grammy-winning alto saxophonist and flutist whose career reached from mainstream contemporary jazz to pioneering efforts in music that came to be known as New Age, has died. He was 84. Horn died June 29 at his home in Vancouver, Canada, after a brief illness, according to his son Marlen. Over the course of his long career, Horn performed or recorded with Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Tony Bennett, Nat "King" Cole and Miles Davis. But he was especially noteworthy for his cultural internationalism and his fascination with the meditative and spiritual aspects of music. Horn performed in the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China in the late 1970s...

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