From the Chicago Tribune:
Dave Brubeck, a jazz musician who attained pop-star acclaim with recordings such as “Take Five” and “Blue Rondo a la Turk,” died Wednesday morning at Norwalk Hospital, in Norwalk, Conn., said his longtime manager-producer-conductor Russell Gloyd.
Brubeck was one day short of his 92nd birthday. He died of heart failure, en route to “a regular treatment with his cardiologist,” said Gloyd.
Throughout his career, Brubeck defied conventions long imposed on jazz musicians. The tricky meters he played in “Take Five” and other works transcended standard conceptions of swing rhythm.
Dave Brubeck was my intro to Jazz. My mom and dad had an extensive collection of his LPs and they would put them on the stereo when my sisters and I wanted to listen to American Top 40. God, I hated that, but I’d give my left pinky finger to have those LPs and that stereo again.
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