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Jazz guitarist and Rod Stewart sideman Jeff Golub has died. Jazz Times says the 59-year-old passed away New Year's Day after a "lengthy illness." 

Golub had been battling a rare brain disease that caused him to lose his eyesight a few years ago. 

In addition to a dozen solo albums, Golub is also known for the time he spent in Rod Stewart's band between 1988 and 1995.  He also worked with Tina Turner, Vanessa Williams, Peter Wolf, Bill Evans, and others. 

A tribute concert is reportedly scheduled to take place January 21st in New York City.

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