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.