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  • Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz trumpeter was a funk-fusion experimenter

    Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz trumpeter was a funk-fusion experimenter
    Jazz trumpeter and band leader Donald Byrd, whose clean, elegant phrasing made his reputation in the 1950s and '60s before he began experimenting in the '70s and '80s with jazz-funk-R&B fusions on discs such as "Black Byrd" and "Thank You ... for F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life)," has died at age 80.
  • 'Satchmo At the Waldorf' A Solid, Engaging Portrait

    'Satchmo At the Waldorf' A Solid, Engaging Portrait
    The show: "Satchmo at the Waldorf" at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre First impressions: "People don't know me," says John Douglas Thompson, giving a masterful performance, at the beginning of Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout's one-actor...

    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...

    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...

    Album review: Atoms for Peace, 'Amok'

    Album review: Atoms for Peace, 'Amok'
    2.5 stars (out of 4) There’s a skip to Thom Yorke’s step from the get-go on his first album with Atoms for Peace, the side project the Radiohead singer introduced on tour in 2009-10. Atoms for Peace includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers&...