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Donald Byrd Dies: Jazz Great Was 80 Years Old

Donald Byrd, who built a strong musical career on his ability to fuse jazz, funk, R&B and pop, has died of undisclosed causes after a hospitalization. He was 80 years old. Byrd, a trumpeter, was hailed as “one of the most important jazz trumpet talents in the past few years” by jazz writer Nat Hentoff when his album debuted in …

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