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Stories with person: Dizzy Gillespie
  • Leading jazz alto saxophonist Phil Woods dies at age 83 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 2:14 pm

    NEW YORK - Phil Woods, a leading alto saxophonist in mainstream jazz for more than 60 years whose piercing solos could also be heard on hit records by Billy Joel and Paul Simon, has died. He was 83.

  • New book recounts Hugh Hefner's jazz, civil rights history 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 2:44 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Hugh Hefner, centerfolds and Playboy bunnies are an obvious match. But writer Patty Farmer wants to stretch Hefner's legacy to include his devotion to music, especially jazz, and colorblind entertainment.