Death of Grover Washington, Jr.

December 12, 1943 - December 16, 1999
| Age 56

Saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. dead at 56
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By fusing jazz with soul music, saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. became one of the first young musicians on the jazz-funk scene.

Washington, who died Friday following a televised performance, once described his style as short stories without words, impressions turned into sound.

"There's a record player playing in here all the time," said Washington, pointing to his head in a 1989 interview with The Associated Press. "I'm listening to everything. The...

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