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Monday, July 2, 2012

Jazz trumpeter, born in Fort Smith, dead at 38

Posted By on Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 6:23 AM

Thanks to a friend for a notice of this New York Times obituary on jazz trumpeter Abram Wilson, born in Fort Smith.

Mr. Wilson, who was raised in New Orleans and steeped in its hybrid musical traditions, was known for combining musical forms — melding quicksilver bebop with cloudbursts of hip-hop or passages of Stevie Wonder sung in his modest Sunday chorister’s voice.

A new name for me, I confess. Lot of chances to hear him on YouTube.

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