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'Kind of Blue' drummer still keeping time as album turns 60

Aug. 20, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

As legend has it, Miles Davis assembled a super group of jazz musicians in a New York studio and recorded a bunch of songs without retakes. They left Columbia's 30th Street Studio having no idea that their work would become one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time. Drummer Jimmy Cobb said that's mostly...

Art Neville, member of Neville Brothers, Meters, dies at 81

Jul. 22, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Art Neville, a member of a storied New Orleans musical family who performed with his siblings in The Neville Brothers band and founded the groundbreaking funk group The Meters, died Monday. The artist nicknamed "Poppa Funk" was 81. Neville's manager, Kent Sorrell, said Neville died at...

Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88

Jul. 6, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of the South American nation, died on Saturday, his son said. He was 88. Joao Marcelo said his father...