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James Mtume, jazz and funk musician, dies aged 75

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The versatile songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist had hits with his own group Mtume as well as for Stephanie Mills, Roberta Flack and more James Mtume, the jazz and funk musician who fronted the group Mtume and produced a number of US chart hits for other artists, has died aged 75. His family confirmed the news to music website Pitchfork. Lisa Lucas, the daughter of one of Mtume’s collaborators, said: “So much loss. So much grief. Rest in power to Uncle Mtume.”
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