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This Day in History: 2011-12-26

September 25, 1923 – December 26, 2011

Sam Rivers

Sam Rivers, an inexhaustibly creative saxophonist, flutist, bandleader and composer who cut his own decisive path through the jazz world, spearheading the 1970s loft scene in New York and later establishing a rugged outpost in Florida, died on Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88. The cause was pneumonia

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