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Charles Mingus' Beethoven: Bob Hammer
December 14, 2022
This week we'll pay tribute to the Indianapolis-born arranger, composer and jazz pianist Bob Hammer, who passed away last December at the age of 91. Hammer had a significant career in jazz music and is best remembered for his association with the jazz legend Charles Mingus. Hammer wrote arrangements for some of Mingus’ most critically acclaimed albums. Mingus referred to Hammer as "my Beethoven."