Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck, 1920 - 2012

I was saddened to find out that legendary jazz pianist/ composer Dave Brubeck passed away this morning just a day shy of his 92nd birthday. The jazz giant was known for many classics like "Take Five", "The Duke", "I'm In a Dancing Mood", "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Blue Rondo à la Turk" and many others. Brubeck was probably best known for consistently experimenting with unusual time signatures in his music, along with superimposing contrasting rhythms and tones. It's safe to say that today the jazz world lost one it's greatest iconic and accomplished musicians. Fortunately for all of us and future generations, we have his brilliant music to enjoy and remember him by.

Rest in peace, Dave Brubeck.

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo à la Turk

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