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Hamiet Bluiett, seen here performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2007, died Thursday at 78. Leon Morris/Redferns hide caption

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Hamiet Bluiett, Giant Of The Baritone Sax, Has Died At 78

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Hamiet Bluiett performs in New Haven, Conn., in 2009. Professor Bop/Flickr hide caption

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