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Friday, August 24, 2012

Jazz Saxophonist/Flautist Byard Lancaster, 1942-2012

Posted by on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Philadelphia jazz saxophonist and flautist Byard Lancaster died Aug. 23 from pancreatic cancer. He was 70. Lancaster was a spiritual, questing instrumentalist who'd played with some of the most inventive avant-garde musicians ever, such as Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner, Sunny Murray, and Khan Jamal. Porter Records has reissued a lot of his gripping music; it's never too late to explore.

RIP, Byard Lancaster.

 

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