Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck dead at age 91

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I used to play this song, "Unsquare Dance" on the piano when I was a kid. R.I.P Dave Brubeck.

Via 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.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lola-Grace/100003572036005 Lola Grace

    RIP DB. I will be listening to your music all day!

    Dave Brubeck Multimedia Discography:

    http://www.fuhshnizzle.com/pedia/artists/Dave-Brubeck.html

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    He's not gone -- he's just "takin' five".

    RIP, Dave.