February 14, 2011 at 09:40 PM EST

Image Credit: Everett CollectionGeorge Shearing — the jazz pianist most well-known for penning “Lullaby of Birdland” — passed away Monday, the Associated Press reports. The British musician, who was born blind, was 91 years old when he died of congestive heart failure.

Along with writing the 1952 standard, Shearing won Grammys for An Evening With George Shearing and Mel Torme and Top Drawer. The pianist — who has worked with the likes of Nat “King” Cole and Tito Puente, among others — also recently released a CD named Lullabies of Birdland, and wrote a memoir, Lullaby of Birdland, in 2004.

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