Jazz legend Dave Brubeck has died at age 91

Brubeck performing in Hamburg, Germany circa 1972.
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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