Posted in music on December 5, 2012

BRUBECK

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. - [Chicago Tribune]

No doubt the Dave Brubeck Quartet's classic 1959 album Time Out was many people's entry point into jazz and he remains one of the form's most influential figures, playing shows right up to the end.. A true legend, one of the greats, he will be missed. Rest in peace, Dave.

A stream of Time Out (via Rdio) and a few videos are below.

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Dave Brubeck - "Take Five"

Dave Brubeck - "Blue Rondo a la Turk"

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Tags: Dave Brubeck, RIP

Comments (19)

Absolute Legend. RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 12:54 PM

Day before his 92nd birthday :( RIP

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 12:55 PM

He will be missed - without a doubt one of the most influential musicians ever.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 12:56 PM

I'm gonna Take 5 real quick, RIP Dave

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 1:13 PM

Such a great musician. Farewell.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 1:21 PM

Real music. Hipsters, take notes please

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 1:57 PM

Now HE was a real musician. RIP Dave.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 2:02 PM

He was the motherfuckin man.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 2:19 PM

Sad day. One of the best ever. RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 2:32 PM

:(

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 5:51 PM

May you rest in peace Mr.Brubeck.You're heaven sent and my favorite jazz pianist ever.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 7:46 PM

what does ths have to do with beach fossils?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 8:07 PM

beach fossils will now namedrop brubeck as a huge influence

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 9:25 PM

RIP Bitch fossils.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 9:54 PM

RESPECT.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | December 5, 2012 10:20 PM

Such a huge,huge, massive loss.I'm in tears today as I ,once more, surround myself with The Dave Brubeck Quartet's music, in memoriam.

As a 19 year old graduating college student in London (and a regular visitor to Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club !)I was blessed to be able to enjoy jazz at the top of the UK Hit Parades. Hard to believe nowadays with the junk that's in there ! Also a huge Paul Desmond fan, listening to the quartet brings me great pleasure.

Great Jazz never dies.

Posted by JIM RIVIS | December 6, 2012 9:05 AM

He will be missed. RIP

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 9:33 AM

we luv u

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 6:26 PM

I get it, being an intolerant prick and hating a thoughtful man is the new not being an intolerant prick and hating a thoughtful man

Posted by Animeiat | March 27, 2013 12:47 PM

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