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History of Jazz Timeline: 1982

Vocalese singer King Pleasure dies on March 21.
Pianist Thelonious Monk dies on Feburary 17.
Saxophonist Art Pepper dies on June 15.
The Kool Jazz Festival features Wynton and Branford Marsalis along with Bobby McFerrin.
Saxophonist Michael Brecker states (in an interview with Jazz Hot, Sept-Oct) that his models were guitar players like Jimi Hendrix, not sax players.

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