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History of Jazz Timeline: 1983

The CD is introduced to the general public. This new digital technology will eventually spawn a huge nostalgia market for all types of music, including jazz. One reason for this is that, even though CD's appear to be expensive, they are virtually indestructible compared to vinyl.
Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis records Think of One (CBS) with Branford Marsalis on saxes, Kenny Kirkland on piano, Phil Bowler on bass and Jeff Tain Watts on drums. This album will win a 1984 Grammy.
Saxophonist and composer Gigi Gryce dies on March 17.
Miles Davis Miles Davis records Decoy with John Scofield on guitar and Branford Marsalis on saxophone, among others.
Art Farmer and Benny Golson revive the '60s Jazztet with Moment to Moment (Soul Note).

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