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Veteran trombonist murderedCopyright © 2002
The San Francisco Chronicle reported the death of trombonist Taswell Baird, Jr after an attack by robbers near his retirement home in Oakland. The case is being treated as a homicide.
Taswell Baird, Jr (sometimes known as "Little Joe" from his middle name) was born in St Louis. According to the Chronicle report, he had spent 50 years as a touring musician working with musicians "from Dizzy Gillespie to Lena Horne", and played on recordings by Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker and Louis Armstrong.
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