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Donald Byrd Dies: Jazz Great Was 80 Years Old Donald Byrd Dies: Jazz Great Was 80 Years Old
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Donald Byrd, who built a strong musical career on his ability to fuse jazz, funk, R&B and pop, has died of undisclosed causes after a hospitalization. He was 80 years old. Byrd, a trumpeter, was hailed as “one of the …

Dave Brubeck Dies: Jazz Composer Was 91 Dave Brubeck Dies: Jazz Composer Was 91

Pianist and composer Dave Brubeck died early this morning of heart failure; the legendary musician was 91-years old. Brubeck is credited with helping to invent and define the jazz movement of the ’50s and ’60s and was only the second …