[JPL] Lucille Rollins, Jazz Manager, Dies at 76

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Mon Dec 20 13:02:42 EST 2004

Lucille Rollins, Jazz Manager, Dies at 76

December 19, 2004

Lucille Rollins, who managed the career of her husband,
Sonny, one of the most celebrated jazz saxophonists, and
helped produce his recordings, died on Nov. 27 at her home
in Germantown, N.Y. She was 76. 

Her death was announced by Fantasy Records, the parent
company of Milestone, the label for which Mr. Rollins has
recorded since 1972. A spokeswoman for the company said
that Mrs. Rollins had been in poor health since suffering a
stroke in February 2003. 

Mrs. Rollins became her husband's manager in 1971 and
helped persuade him to resume performing and recording
after one of his periodic hiatuses. Long recognized by jazz
critics as an important and influential musician, he went
on to enjoy a new degree of commercial success, thanks
largely to her career guidance. A decade later, when Mr.
Rollins began producing his own albums, she became his

Mr. Rollins survives. 



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