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Legendary Savoy Producer Ozzie Cadena Dead at 83

Savoy CannonballOzzie Cadena, who produced many of the Savoy label’s 1950s jazz recordings, has passed away at the age of 83. Cadena recorded or produced artists such as Cal Tjader, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Donald Byrd, Cannonball and Nat Adderley, Kenny Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie, Davis, Fats Navarro, John Coltrane and Charles Mingus. More details here.

UPDATE: a good 2006 article on Cadena.

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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