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Rufus Harley, legendary jazz bagpipe player, dies

Rufus Harley, the innovator of the jazz bagpipe, died July 31 of prostate cancer. He was 70.

Harley was known for his mastery of the Scottish great highland bagpipe, an instrument that he adapted to hard bop, blues and funk styles. He collaborated either live or on record with artists like such as Sonny Stitt, Herbie Mann, Sonny Rollins and the Roots.

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