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Influential U.S. jazz player Motian dies

The influential US jazz drummer and composer, Paul Motian, died Tuesday at the age of 80 in New York, a close friend said. “Paul did pass away early this morning,” Carole d’Inverno, a painter, told AFP. Jazz producer Hans Wendl said Motian had died from complications from Myelodisplastic Syndrome, a bone disorder. In the latter…