Dave Brubeck R.I.P.

Ich kenne mich im Jazz wahrlich nicht aus, aber den Namen Dave Brubeck kenne sogar ich. Der Mann hat Jazz dem Mainstream nähergebracht und mit „Take Five“ wahrscheinlich den Klassiker des Genres geschrieben. Brubeck verstarb heute morgen an Herzversagen, einen Tag vor seinem 92sten Geburtstag. Mach’s gut, Dave!

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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.

Chicago Tribune: Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck dead at age 91