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David Darling
Born (1941-03-04)March 4, 1941
Elkhart, Indiana, U.S.
Died January 8, 2021(2021-01-08) (aged 79)
Genres Jazz, new-age
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Cello
Years active 1980s–2021
Labels ECM
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David Darling (March 4, 1941 – January 8, 2021) was an American cellist and composer. In 2010, he won the Grammy Award for Best New Age Album. He performed and recorded with Bobby McFerrin, Paul Winter Consort, Ralph Towner and Spyro Gyra.

His best known works were Journal October, Cycles, Cello, Dark Wood, and Prayer for Compassion.

Darling died on January 8, 2021 at the age of 79.

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