Saxophonist Byard Lancaster ’64 of Philadelphia, PA, died of cancer on August 23. He was 70. Lancaster launched his career in New York playing with drummer Sunny Murray and trumpeter Bill Dixon. He released his debut album It’s Not Up to Us in 1968. He last worked with Sun Ra’s Arkestra, McCoy Tyner, and blues guitarist and singer Johnny Copeland. During the 1980s, he taught music in Jamaica and in the 1990s, in Lagos, Nigeria. He leaves daughters, Raquel Phelps, Marianne Lancaster, Alicia Lancaster-Silva and Faythaleggra Coleman; and sons, Brian Lancaster and Cash Byard Lancaster, as well as a sister and brother.