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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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John Mayall, Pioneer of British Blues, Is Dead at 90

Wed, 24 Jul 2024 02:04:51 +0000

He was best known not for his own playing or singing but for recruiting and polishing the talents of one gifted lead guitarist after another, starting with Eric Clapton.

Walter Shapiro, Political Columnist With a Contrarian Streak, Dies at 77

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 20:08:56 +0000

He brought to his writing a sharp sense of humor, honed in stand-up comedy clubs, and never pulled punches even though he was an unabashed Democrat.

Duke Fakir, Last Surviving Member of the Four Tops, Dies at 88

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 01:13:29 +0000

He sang tenor on hits like “Standing in the Shadows of Love,” “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” and “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch).”

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Champion for Progressive Causes, Dies at 74

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 16:22:16 +0000

A Democrat from the Houston area, she led the effort to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.

Cheng Pei Pei, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Actor, Dies

Wed, 24 Jul 2024 03:36:33 +0000

She starred in kung fu movies from the modern origins of the form in midcentury Hong Kong to the worldwide breakout “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”

Bernice Johnson Reagon, a Musical Voice for Civil Rights, Is Dead at 81

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 14:04:46 +0000

A singer, composer, curator and founder of the vocal group Sweet Honey in the Rock, she provided a gospel soundtrack for the civil rights movement.



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