Thursday, December 26, 2013

Grammy-Winning Jazz Saxophonist Yusef Lateef Dies At 93 | The ...

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SHUTESBURY, Mass. (AP) -- Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died. He was 93.

Lateef died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western Massachusetts, according to the Douglass Funeral Home in Amherst.

Lateef, a tenor saxophonist known for his impressive technique, also became a top flutist. He was a jazz soloist on the oboe and played bassoon.


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