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Donald Byrd Dies: Jazz Great Was 80 Years Old

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 most important jazz trumpet talents in the past few years” by jazz writer Nat Hentoff when his album debuted in …

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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 modern jazz musician to be featured on the cover of Time Magazine. Brubeck allegedly found this honor embarrassing, because he …

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