Jazz legend Dave Brubeck has died at age 91

Brubeck performing in Hamburg, Germany circa 1972.

Jazz icon Dave Brubeck has died this morning in a Connecticut hospital one day short of his 92nd birthday.

Long-time manager-producer-conductor Russell Gloyd told The Chicago Tribune that Brubeck died of heart failure en route to “a regular treatment with his cardiologist.”

Brubeck attained pop-star status over the course of his long career with songs such as “Blue Rondo a la Turk” and “Take Five” (which easily secured the #1 spot on our Jazz 100 list).

Blue Rondo a la Turk

 

Dave Brubeck on fighting communism with jazz

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