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Barry Harris

Obituary: Devoted Scholar of Bebop Barry Harris Passes Away at 91. R.I.P.

Barry Harris Remembered by Dawoud Kringle

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, seven days before what would have been his 92nd birthday, Barry Harris was called home.

It’s difficult to quantify the impact he had on the jazz scene. How do you measure the influence of a man who’d played with Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, Max Roach, Yusef Lateef, Lou Donaldson, Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderly, Coleman Hawkins, Tommy Flannigan, Illinois Jaquette, Bud Powell, Lee Morgan, Thelonious Monk, and Charlie Parker?

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Composer Robert Ashley dead at 83

Photo by Joanne Savio, 2006

Photo by Joanne Savio, 2006


Robert Ashley – who was best known for his radical reinvention of the operatic form operas and other theatrical works, many of which incorporate electronics and extended techniques – passed away the day before according to Nedslist.

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