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Saxophonist, Educator John Stubblefield Dies

Tenor saxophonist John Stubblefield died Monday evening at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. of prostate cancer. He was 60 years old. He was best known for his work with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), but also spent much of his time performing, recording and educating.

Born in Little Rock, Ark. on Feb. 4, 1945, Stubblefield moved to Chicago when he was young and joined the AACM. He also began studying with Muhal Richard Abrams and made his recording debut with Joseph Jarman in 1968.

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