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Hans Koller Dies

Austrian saxophonist and composer Hans Koller, who played with Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman and Stan Kenton, died Mon., Dec. 21 in Vienna of pneumonia. He was 82.

Born in Vienna in 1921, Koller took up the tenor saxophone at an early age and was so advanced on the instrument by the age of 14 that the Vienna Music Academy advanced him to fifth semester coursework immediately upon his enrollment.

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