Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Dave Brubeck dead at 91

Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck died of heart failure today, December 5, one day before his 92 Birthday.

I hear you're mad about Brubeck
I like your eyes, I like him too.
He's an artist, a pioneer.
We've got to have some music on the new frontier.
- Donald Fagen: New Frontier, 1982

A fine 1998 article from The Independent about Dave Brubeck that starts with the above lyrics.

Time: The Essential Dave Brubeck: Everything You Need to Know About the Jazz Great. (Including a few YouTube clips with examples of his music including this classic:

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