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Drummer Al Harewood Dies at 90

Played on many classic Blue Note recordings

Al Harewood

Al Harewood, a drummer who participated in many classic sessions for Blue Note recording artists in the 1950s and ’60s, and played with many other artists, died March 13. The cause and place of death were not reported. Harewood was 90.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 3, 1923, Harewood contributed drumming to albums by Booker Ervin, Stanley Turrentine, Betty Carter, Lou Donaldson, Bobby Hutcherson, Dexter Gordon, Curtis Fuller, Ike Quebec, Betty Carter, Grant Green, Horace Parlan and others.

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