Hal Singer, Saxophonist and Tulsa Massacre Survivor, Dies at 100

Hal Singer, a tenor saxophonist and bandleader whose 1948 hit record “Corn Bread” helped establish a new sound in popular music, died on Aug. 18 at his home in Chatou, a suburb of Paris. He was 100.

His death was confirmed by his wife, Arlette Singer, who said his health had deteriorated in recent years.

Mr. Singer’s saxophone carried him through a long career that was rooted in jazz but also paralleled the birth of rhythm and blues and rock ’n’ roll in the 1940s and ’50s. He…

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