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October 10, 2001 Charles de Ledesma reviews two new modern jazz releases. The first is Hyperion with Higgins, by Charles Lloyd, who plays the tenor saxophone. He has dedicated his album to the late Billy Higgins, who played drums with Lloyd. The second album is Not for Nothin, by the Dave Holland Quintet. Ledesma says both albums reinforce that modern jazz is still a potent creative musical force. Both CDs are from the record label ECM.
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May 4, 2001 Billy Higgins was reportedly the most recorded jazz drummer in history. He played with such greats as Dexter Gordon, Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Don Cherry and Herbie Hancock. Higgins died yesterday in California at the age of 64.
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