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  • **FILE** Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck plays at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I., on Aug. 23, 1981. (Associated Press)

    Jazz composer, pianist Dave Brubeck dies

    Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as "Take Five" caught listeners' ears with exotic, challenging rhythms, has died. He was 91.


  • Dave Brubeck, legend who helped define jazz, dies

    You don't have to be a jazz aficionado to recognize "Take Five," the smoky instrumental by the Dave Brubeck Quartet that instantly evokes swinging bachelor pads, hi-fi systems and cool nightclubs of the 1950s and `60s.


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