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Hank Marr Dies

Hank Marr, a jazz organist who was profoundly influenced by “Wild” Bill Davis and Jimmy Smith, died Tues., Mar. 16 in Columbus, Ohio. He had been ill for months. He was 77.

Born in Columbus in 1927, Marr began playing piano at an early age and would often jam with childhood friend and saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Marr was originally self-taught and didn’t receive any formal music training until he attended Ohio State University after serving time in the military.

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