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History of Jazz Timeline: 1988

Canadian arranger Gil Evans dies on March 20 at age 75.
Art Farmer Trumpet and flugelhorn master Art Farmer records Blame It On My Youth (Contemporary) with pianist James Williams, bassist Rufus Reid, saxophonist Clifford Jordan, and drummer Victor Lewis.
Guitarist Emily Remler releases East to Wes (Concord), a tribute to Wes Montgomery with Hank Jones on piano. This would be her last release before dying in 1990 at age 32.
Greg Osby records Mindgames (JMT) with Geri Allen and Edward Simon on keyboards, Kevin McNeal on guitar, Lonnie Plaxico on bass and Paul Samuels on drums.
Anthony Braxton records the vinyl-only solo saxophone LP London (Solo) 1988 (Impetus).
Don Cherry records Art Deco (A&M) with James Clay on tenor sax, Charlie Haden on bass and Billy Higgins on drums.
Trumpeter Chet Baker dies in Amsterdam on May 13 after falling out of a hotel window.
Saxophonist Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson dies on July 2.

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