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Buddy Arnold Dies

Buddy Arnold, a saxophonist who played as a sideman in Stan Kenton and Tommy Dorsey’s bands and who co-founded the Musician’s Assistance Program, died November 9 of complications from open-heart surgery. He was 77.

Born Arnold Buddy Grishaver, in the Bronx, N.Y., he began playing saxophone at nine. By 16 he was a professional sideman performing at Harlem’s Apollo Theater with his idol, former Benny Goodman tenor saxophonist George Auld.

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