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New Age pioneer Paul Horn dies age 84

Flautist and saxophonist Paul Horn, whose recordings laid the foundations for New Age music, has died in Vancouver aged 84. He began his career in the 1950s with drummer Chico Hamilton before forming his own quintet. In the 1960s he studied transcendental meditation in India alongside The Beatles, which led to him taking his flute to the Taj Mahal in 1968, where he recorded his improvisations. That album, titled Inside, but also known as Inside The Taj Mahal, of solo flute and voice, sold over 750,000 copies and spawned a series of releases recorded at natural and sacred sites with striking or unusual acoustics.