Maurice White, leader and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, dies at 74

February 5, 2016 1:58 AM

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"I always envisioned a band which was self-contained, which could play many styles of music, and which could still create its own sound," he told Songwriter Universe in 2007. "It was also great to feature a big horn section in the band."

Noted Allmusic.com, "The band could harmonize like a smooth Motown group, work a simmering groove like the J.B.'s or improvise like a jazz fusion outfit."

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