Dave Brubeck, Legendary Jazz Musician, Dead At Age 91
Dave Brubeck, the legendary Jazz musician, known for defying jazz conventions and for recordings like "Take Five and "Blue Rondo a la Turk" has died.
Brubeck died of heart failure in Norwalk, Conn. He was one day short of his 92nd birthday.
His All Music biography says Brubeck distinguished himself from the popular jazz musicians of the West Coast by playing unusual time signatures, "adventurous tonalities," and proving that complex music could find a larger audience.
Perhaps a testimony of that was that in 1954, Brubeck became only the second jass musician ever featured on the cover of Time Magazine. The first? Louie Armstrong.