Ray Arvizu

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Ray Arvizu (born Reynaldo Arvizu) (1953 – August 9, 2001), better known as Ray "Daddy" Arvizu, was a prolific blues and jazz saxophonist, working with famous musicians such as Charlie Musselwhite and Elvin Bishop. During the years of 1975 - 1976 Ray also worked and recorded [rock] saxophone with Richard Pinal in Bakersfield, California.

He died on August 9, 2001, from respiratory infection resulting from a freak accident five years earlier when a piece of nightclub ceiling fell on him, broke his back, and led to pulmonary hypertension.

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