11/22/1925 - 6/21/2015
Jazz Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Gunther Schuller
NEW YORK (AP) — Gunther Schuller, a horn player, educator and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who was the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music, died Sunday at age 89.
His son, Ed Schuller, said his father died Sunday morning at a hospital in Boston. He said his father had several medical conditions.
"He was a great musician. I loved him and we will miss him," Schuller, a bassist, said. "He had a great life, he lived his dream."