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Trumpeter Charles Moore Dies at 73

Important figure on the ’60s Detroit scene

Charles Moore

Trumpeter Charles Moore, a mainstay of the Detroit jazz scene in the 1960s and later a musician and educator in Los Angeles, died at his home there of an apparent heart attack on May 30. He was 73. His death was confirmed by a colleague, fellow musician Adam Rudolph.

Moore first came to prominence in Detroit in the early 1960s, as a trumpeter/flugelhornist and co-founder of the Detroit Artists’ Workshop, which later became known as Trans-Love Energies. Moore contributed flugelhorn to the rock group MC5’s 1971 album High Time. Moore was also involved in the co-founding of Strata Records, a Detroit-based label that released only 10 albums in the ’70s.

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