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Bassist and Cellist Buell Neidlinger Dies at 82

Strikingly versatile musician played with Cecil Taylor and Steve Lacy, and on many classic pop/rock records

Buell Neidlinger's "Rear View Mirror"
Buell Neidlinger’s “Rear View Mirror”

Buell Neidlinger, a bassist, cellist and educator who worked within a wide spectrum of jazz styles, from Dixieland to the avant-garde, died suddenly on Friday afternoon at his home on Whidbey Island, Wash. He was two weeks past his 82nd birthday.

His death was confirmed by his wife, Margaret Storer. The cause was a heart attack.

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