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Jazz Flutist Moe Koffman Dies at 72

Canadian flutist and saxophonist Moe Koffman died March 28 in Toronto. He was 72 and had cancer.

Best known for his 1957 flute hit “Swinging Shepherd

Blues,” Koffman’s career stretched five decades and included dozens of albums as a leader. Koffman performed with many of the jazz’s greats including Dizzy

Gillespie, Jimmy Dorsey and Doc Severinsen. He was also a member of Sonny Dunham’s and Charlie Barnet’s bands.

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