Jazz flutist Herbie Mann has died - he was 73.

The maverick musician had fought a long battle with prostate cancer and passed away at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Tuesday (01JUL03).

Mann, who is credited with revolutionising jazz by mixing in a variety of world music into his work, was remembered by his composer friend SY JOHNSON who said, "I just think he was a wonderful Pied Piper of jazz, drawing our attention to what's happening around the world and the country."

03/07/2003 02:31