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Jazz Critic Whitney Balliett Dies at 80

“A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.” –Whitney Balliett

Whitney Balliett, 80, acclaimed jazz critic for The New Yorker, died Thursday at his home in Manhattan, N.Y.

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