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Jazz Executive Charlie Lourie Dies at 60

Charlie Lourie, a pioneering jazz industry veteran and co-founder of the distinctive jazz label Mosaic Records, passed away December 31, 2000 from cardiac arrest.  He had been suffering from scleraderma for the past three years.

Lourie was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 20, 1940.  A graduate of The New England Conservatory, Lourie worked throughout the ’60s in the greater Boston area as a clarinetist with various chamber groups and symphony orchestras (including the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops), as a multi-reed player in the pit orchestra of the Schubert and Colonial theatres and in various jazz groups.

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