Roswell Rudd (Roswell Hopkins Rudd, Jr., Sharon, Connecticut, November 17, 1935 - December 21, 2017) was an American jazz trombonist and composer.
Although skilled in a variety of genres of jazz (including Dixieland, which he performed while in college) and other genres of music, he was known primarily for his work in free and avant-garde jazz. Since 1962 Rudd had worked extensively with saxophonist Archie Shepp.
Rudd was born in Sharon, Connecticut. He attended the Hotchkiss School and graduated from Yale…
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