RIP: Byard Lancaster, jazz musician who collaborated with Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, and Sunny Murray

RIP: Byard Lancaster, jazz musician who collaborated with Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, and Sunny Murray

From The Philadelphia Inquirer (via Pitchfork):

Byard Lancaster, 70, the Philadelphia jazz musician who earned an international reputation as an avant-garde musical explorer in the 1960s and 1970s, died of cancer Thursday, Aug. 23, at KeystoneCare in Wyndmoor, according to his sister, Mary Ann Lancaster Tyler.

In the decades that followed his early fame, he became a local institution, playing saxophone and flute on the streets, in subway concourses, and at clubs around the city.

• Byard Lancaster: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byard_Lancaster

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