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Jazz Extraordinaire Sam Rivers Dies At 88

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Jazz Extraordinaire Sam Rivers Dies At 88

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Jazz Extraordinaire Sam Rivers Dies At 88

Jazz Extraordinaire Sam Rivers Dies At 88

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The jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer passed away on Wednesday from pneumonia. He worked with Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and T. Bone Walker, and played an essential role in the abstract and avant-garde jazz movement. Host Michel Martin pays him a tribute.