Pharoah Sanders, the revered tenor saxophonist known to the jazz world for the spirituality of his work, has died. He was 81.
A top jazz producer and label owner and early producer of bossa nova has died. Creed Taylor was 93. The Lynchburg, Virginia, native was a prolific force in the evolution of jazz — as a packager who helped introduce laminated covers and gatefold sleeves for LPs, as a producer with an ear for emerging
For five decades, percussionist, composer and producer James Mtume, 71, has performed his music, moving easily through genres including alternative jazz, R&B, hip-hop and film scoring.