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Bruno Carr

Jazz drummer Bruno Carr, who recorded with Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles, died Oct. 25 of lung cancer.

He was 65.

Carr grew up in New York City and was a professional drummer by age 16. He worked in swing bands led by Big Sid Catlett and Roy Haynes, and later was a drummer for Sonny Stitt, Lockjaw Davis, the Three Sounds and Herbie Mann.

Carr married actress Bonnie Brown-Carr after meeting her while touring in Denver in 1975. They commuted from Los Angeles for years before permanently settling in Denver in 1988.

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