Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck dies at age 91

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Dave Brubeck, a west-coast jazz artist who received acclaim for his pioneering rhythms, died Wednesday morning, according to an AP story in the Star Tribune and the Chicago Tribune. He was 91.

Brubeck, who was one day short of his 92nd birthday, died of heart failure, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Brubeck has been an icon of American jazz since World War II. He formed the Dave Brubeck quartet in 1951. The group released their most notable album, "Time Out," in 1959.

Brubeck was a pioneer of integration, according to both reports. He played at black jazz clubs in the south throughout the 1950's

Brubeck is survived by his wife Lola and his five children, according to both reports.

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