Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck dead at 91

Reuters Middle East

NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, whose

choice of novel rhythms, classical structures and brilliant

sidemen made him a towering figure in modern jazz, died on

Wednesday at the age of 91, according to media reports.

Brubeck died of heart failure at Norwalk Hospital, in

Norwalk, Conn., according to the Chicago Tribune.

His Dave Brubeck Quartet put out one of the biggest selling

jazz songs of all time -- "Take Five."

(Reporting By Christine Kearney)

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