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Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck dead at 91

Dave Brubeck sits next to a piano in Monterey, California, September 22, 2007. REUTERS/Kimberly White (UNITED STATES)

Dave Brubeck sits next to a piano in Monterey, California, September 22, 2007. REUTERS/Kimberly White (UNITED STATES)

Dave Brubeck sits next to a piano in Monterey, California, September 22, 2007. REUTERS/Kimberly White (UNITED STATES)
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Jazz musician Dave Brubeck plays piano during the California Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony reception in Sacramento, California in this handout image from December 15, 2008. REUTERS/The California Museum/Handout

Jazz musician Dave Brubeck plays piano during the California Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony reception in Sacramento, California in this handout image from December 15, 2008. REUTERS/The California Museum/Handout

Jazz musician Dave Brubeck plays piano during the California Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony reception in Sacramento, California in this handout image from December 15, 2008. REUTERS/The California Museum/Handout
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Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, 82, performs with his quartet on the second day of the 25th Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood in this file image from June 15, 2003. Brubeck died December 5, 2012, in Norwalk, Connecticut aged 91, according to media reports citing his manager. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files

Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, 82, performs with his quartet on the second day of the 25th Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood in this file image from June 15, 2003. Brubeck died December 5, 2012, in Norwalk, Connecticut...more

Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, 82, performs with his quartet on the second day of the 25th Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood in this file image from June 15, 2003. Brubeck died December 5, 2012, in Norwalk, Connecticut aged 91, according to media reports citing his manager. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files
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Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, a 2009 Kennedy Center Honoree opens his jacket to reveal his award as he arrives on the red carpet of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, for the evening's gala, in Washington, in this file image from December 6, 2009. Brubeck died December 5, 2012, in Norwalk, Connecticut aged 91, according to media reports citing his manager. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, a 2009 Kennedy Center Honoree opens his jacket to reveal his award as he arrives on the red carpet of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, for the evening's gala, in Washington, in this file image from December 6,...more

Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, a 2009 Kennedy Center Honoree opens his jacket to reveal his award as he arrives on the red carpet of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, for the evening's gala, in Washington, in this file image from December 6, 2009. Brubeck died December 5, 2012, in Norwalk, Connecticut aged 91, according to media reports citing his manager. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
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Dave Brubeck is interviewed by Reuters in Monterey, California, September 22, 2007. As golden years at home relaxing with his wife, with whom he just celebrated his 65th anniversary. REUTERS/Kimberly White

Dave Brubeck is interviewed by Reuters in Monterey, California, September 22, 2007. As golden years at home relaxing with his wife, with whom he just celebrated his 65th anniversary. REUTERS/Kimberly White

Dave Brubeck is interviewed by Reuters in Monterey, California, September 22, 2007. As golden years at home relaxing with his wife, with whom he just celebrated his 65th anniversary. REUTERS/Kimberly White
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