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Teo Macero, Record Producer for Miles and Others, Dies at 82

Teo Macero, who produced many landmark albums for Miles Davis (with whom he is pictured here), such as Kind of Blue, Bitches Brew and In a Silent Way, died Feb. 19 at his home in Riverhead, New York. He was 82 and succumbed following a long illness.

Macero, who was also a saxophonist and composer, was hired by Columbia Records in 1957 and became a staff producer two years later. There he worked not only with Davis but with artists such as Dave Brubeck (Macero produced the best-selling album Time Out), Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Mose Allison, Johnny Mathis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Carmen McRae, Woody Herman, Tony Bennett and many others, in addition to recording under his own name.

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