Milford Graves

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Milford Graves, (August 20, 1941 – February 12, 2021) was an American jazz drummer and percussionist. He was born in New York City. He was known for his early avant-garde works in the 1960s with Paul Bley, Albert Ayler, and the New York Art Quartet.[1]

Graves died of heart failure in New York City on February 12, 2021 at the age of 79.[2]

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  1. Erlewine, Michael; Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Yanow, Scott, eds. (1996). All Music Guide to Jazz (2nd ed.). Miller Freeman. p. 309.
  2. Bruce, Jasper (13 February 2021). "Influential jazz drummer Milford Graves has passed away at 79". NME. Retrieved 13 February 2021.

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