Saxophonist John Stubblefield Dies at 60

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Tenor saxophonist John Stubblefield died on July 4 in New York City, the web site JazzTimes reports. He was 60, and had struggled with prostate cancer for more than a year.

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Stubblefield launched his career in Chicago, where he joined the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, a free-jazz collective.

After moving to New York in 1971, Stubblefield played with the bands of Mary Lou Williams, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner, and others. He formed his own group in 1980 and released ten albums, ending with Morning Song in 1993. In recent years, he appeared frequently with the Mingus Big Band.


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