Paul Rutherford remembered

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Free improvising trombonist Paul Rutherford has died aged 67. The Guardian remembered him on Friday in a full page obituary

Among the more cherishable incidents from the early history of this music occurred on the night Rutherford announced that he would be performing Luciano Berio's Sequenza V. On concluding, he was approached by a listener who remarked that he had never heard the work so well performed. Rutherford was able to tell him that, after sticking to the score for the first couple of minutes, he had improvised the rest.
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