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Ian Carr, Jazz Trumpeter and Author of Miles Davis Biography, Dies at 75

2009-03-07T07:56:28+0000

Mr. Carr was a Scottish-born trumpeter who, like his formidable influence, Miles Davis, was an early practitioner of jazz-rock fusion.


Jimmy Cobb, Drummer on Miles Davis’s ‘Kind of Blue,’ Dies at 91

2020-05-26T22:29:21+0000

The last surviving member of that landmark album’s sextet, he was a master of understatement, propelling his bandmates with a quiet persistence.


Steve Grossman, Hired as a Teenager by Miles Davis, Dies at 69

2020-08-21T16:28:10+0000

He was just 18 when Davis recruited him to play saxophone in his band. He went on to play with Elvin Jones and to lead his own groups.


Jimmy Cobb, Drummer on Miles Davis’s ‘Kind of Blue,’ Dies at 91

2020-05-26T22:29:21+0000

The last surviving member of that landmark album’s sextet, he was a master of understatement, propelling his bandmates with a quiet persistence.


Buddy Miles, 60, Hendrix Drummer, Dies

2008-02-29T05:00:00+0000

Mr. Miles played with a brisk, assertive, deeply funky attack that made him an apt partner for Jimi Hendrix.


Buddy Miles, Hendrix Drummer, Dies

2008-02-28T05:00:00+0000

Mr. Miles, a drummer in Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys and a hitmaker under his own name, was 60.


After Spike in Deaths, New York to Get 250 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes

2019-10-28T16:15:41+0000

The city will build the lanes as part of a $1.7 billion street safety plan to be adopted by Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council.


Steve Grossman, Hired as a Teenager by Miles Davis, Dies at 69

2020-08-21T16:28:10+0000

He was just 18 when Davis recruited him to play saxophone in his band. He went on to play with Elvin Jones and to lead his own groups.


Jimmy Cobb, Drummer on Miles Davis’s ‘Kind of Blue,’ Dies at 91

2020-05-26T22:29:21+0000

The last surviving member of that landmark album’s sextet, he was a master of understatement, propelling his bandmates with a quiet persistence.


Julia Miles, 90, Dies; Pushed for Gender Parity in the Theater

2020-03-25T18:51:41+0000

Concerned that female directors and playwrights were underrepresented in New York theaters, she founded Women’s Project in 1978 to cultivate their work.



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Tue, 20 Feb 2024 20:53:35 +0000

He built Maryland into a national powerhouse and became the first coach to win more than 100 games at each of four major college programs.

Damo Suzuki, Singer Who Ignited the Experimental Band Can, Dies at 74

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 18:09:22 +0000

His free-spirited music ignored genre boundaries. “If you’re a creative person,” he once said, “it’s important to break rules.”

Charles V. Hamilton, an Apostle of ‘Black Power,’ Dies at 94

Sun, 18 Feb 2024 17:50:16 +0000

He popularized the term “institutional racism" and, with Stokely Carmichael, wrote a book in 1967 that was seen as a radical manifesto.

William Beecher, Who Revealed Secret Cambodia Bombing, Dies at 90

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 01:18:37 +0000

His New York Times scoop enraged the Nixon White House, which ordered a tap on his phone. He later won a Pulitzer Prize for The Boston Globe.

Founder of the New Christy Minstrels Randy Sparks Dies at 90

Sun, 18 Feb 2024 15:07:44 +0000

With a keen eye for young talent, he helped boost the careers of Steve Martin, John Denver, Kenny Rogers and many other performers.

Aleksei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader, Dies in Prison at 47

Sun, 18 Feb 2024 18:07:13 +0000

The Kremlin’s fiercest critic, whose work brought arrests, attacks and a near-fatal poisoning in 2020, had spent months in isolation.



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