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Jazz great Freddie Hubbard dead at 70

Dec. 29, 2008 at 7:44 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Jazz musician Freddie Hubbard died at the age of 70 Monday in a Los Angeles area hospital after suffering a heart attack last month, USA Today reported.

The Indianapolis-born trumpeter played with music titans such as John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey and Herbie Hancock. Hubbard frequently collaborated with saxophonist Wayne Shorter, as well, Billboard.com noted.

A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Masters Award in 2006, Hubbard also won a Grammy Award for "First Light" in 1972.

His publicist told Billboard.com a New York memorial for the musician is being planned.

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