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Mike Melvoin Dead: Acclaimed Session Musician Dies of Cancer at 74

Frederick M. Brown, Getty Mike Melvoin, an acclaimed composer and pianist who worked with popular artists ranging from Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson and the Beach Boys, died Wednesday in Burbank, Calif. from cancer. He was 74. According to the Los Angeles Times, Melvoin was a "first-call pianist" in Los Angeles since the early '60s. During his lengthy career, Melvoin toured internationally and released several albums with his own ensembles.
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