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Don Cherry, 58, a trumpeter who played...


Don Cherry, 58, a trumpeter who played with the top jazz musicians, died Thursday of liver failure near Malaga, Spain. A native of Oklahoma, he began his career studying the works of trumpeter "Fats" Theodore Navarro. But his music soared above jazz to incorporate funk and ethnic music, folk and pop. He began playing professionally as a teen-ager. In 1956, he met saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman. Two years later they began recording with pianist Paul Bley, bassists Charlie Haden and drummer Billy Higgins. The Coleman-Cherry collaboration pushed jazz into a modern dimension. Mr. Cherry also taught at Dartmouth College.

Robert H. Longstaff, 64, former editor of the Bay City Times, died Friday of cancer in East Lansing, Mich.

Donald Crawford Stone, 92, an educator and federal planner in the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, died Thursday at the Robin Run Health Center in Indianapolis.

Stanley N. Shure, 93, a leader in the audio electronics industry for much of the 20th century, died Tuesday in Chicago.

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