RIP Barbara Thompson

Revered British saxophonist

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 Hayes, the historic jazz-rock fusion group Colosseum, the Robert Wyatt tribute album “Soupsongs,” and the theme…



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