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Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck dies

  • Jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck has died at the age of 91.

    He passed away on Wednesday morning in hospital in Connecticut, his manager Russell Gloyd told the Chicago Tribune newspaper.

    Brubeck, whose recordings included Take Five and Blue Rondo a la Turk, had played with the likes of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.

    He was once designated as a "living legend" by the U.S. Library of Congress.

    Brubeck enjoyed great success with The Dave Brubeck Quartet in the 1950s and '60s.

    Their 1959 album, Time Out, spawned Take Five, the biggest-selling jazz single of all time.

    Brubeck is survived by his wife, Iola, four sons and a daughter as well as grandsons and a great granddaughter.

    He would have turned 92 on Thursday.