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German Trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff Dies

German jazz trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff died Monday morning in his hometown of Frankfurt after an unspecified long illness. He was 76.

Often called one of the most important jazz musicians in post-war Germany, Mangelsdorff was a master of multiphonics (playing more than one note at a time) and spent most of his time, especially later in life, working with and composing avant-garde music.

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