Jazz keyboardist Pete Jolly died Saturday Nov. 6 in Pasidena, Calif. of complications of bone marrow cancer and an irregular heartbeat. He was 72. Jolly was a regular on the Southern California jazz scene for 40 years, and recorded more than 20 albums over the span of his career. Jolly also played on the soundtracks to numerous films and television shows, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, M*A*S*H, Dallas, I Spy, Mannix and The Love Boat. Jolly was nominated for a Grammy in 1963 for his composition Little Bird.
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