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Joe Turner

PARIS, July 23— The jazz pianist Joe Turner, who played with such greats as Louis Armstrong and Benny Carter, died of a heart attack on Saturday in Paris, the city where he lived for nearly 30 years. He was 82 years old.

Mr. Turner, who helped make famous the stride style of piano playing, was born in Baltimore on Nov. 3, 1907. His big break came in 1928, when he was hired for the Benny Carter orchestra. He joined Armstrong’s group in 1930, and played the Harlem clubs.

He was drafted in World War II, and played piano in the Army orchestra directed by Sy Oliver.

After the war, he settled in Europe. He had lived in Paris since 1962 and often played at La Calavados, a night club on the Champs Elysees.

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