Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)

It has come across the wires that jazz icon Dave Brubeck has passed away at 91, just one day short of his 92nd birthday.

In 1959, Brubeck recorded his signature tune, "Take Five":

Mere words just aren't enough here. While I never saw Brubeck play, I think everyone has at one time heard "Take Five" and gained an appreciation for jazz, and for Brubeck in particular. Rest in peace, Dave. Heaven's orchestra just got bigger.


magicdog said...

Brubeck was one of my introductions to Jazz. He will be missed, but Heaven just got a little bit cooler!

hobbyfan said...

Amen. My brother was the jazz maven in the family growing up. I picked up on it after seeing Pat Metheny a couple of times in concert. I wish I had gotten to see Brubeck at the peak of his powers.