Jazz great Brubeck ‘takes five’
NEW YORK - Agence France-Presse
Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck was a day away from his 92nd birthday when he died Dec 5. AP photoJazz pianist Dave Brubeck, whose experiments in rhythm and style helped win millions of new jazz fans around the world, died Dec. 5 of heart failure. He was 91.
Brubeck, who was a day away from his 92nd birthday, won a slew of awards over the course of a career that spanned more than six decades. Brubeck’s 1959 album “Time Out” became the first million-selling jazz record of the modern era, as songs “Take Five” and “Blue Rondo a la Turk” defied the indifference of critics to become classics in the genre.
That success cemented his reputation as one of the great popularizers in jazz history.