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When our beloved musicians die, we feel bereft because we know we’ll never hear anything new from them. An archivist may discover some buried treasure, but that’s not the same as a new performance or composition.

The series Musical Obituaries seeks to provide fresh perspectives on those who have passed…

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Jul 15

Revered British saxophonist

Photo by EAVONE Jazzman on Unsplash

Barbara Thompson has passed on at 77, having suffered from Parkinson’s disease for 25 years. Though you may not have heard of her, it’s quite possible you’ve heard some of her collaborations — with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Andrew Lloyd Weber (including the original Cats recording), Isaac…

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Steven Hale

Steven Hale

Music: Discovering the lost and forgotten. Politics: Exposing injustice. Screenwriting: Emotional storytelling.