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Roy Campbell Jr., trumpeter from jazz to the avant-garde, dies at 61

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NEW YORK — Roy Campbell Jr., who carried the soulful swagger of hard-bop trumpet into the jazz avant-garde, of which he became a pillar, died Jan. 9 at his home in New York. He was 61.

The cause was hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, said his sister, Valerie Campbell Morris, his only immediate survivor.

Mr. Campbell was a proud heir to the legacy of 1960s free jazz as established by trailblazers like saxophonist Albert Ayler, pianist Cecil Taylor, and trumpeter Don Cherry, one of Mr. Campbell’s idols. Combining a pugnacious sound with an open-minded approach, Mr. Campbell worked with an array of colleagues in that lineage

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