Wednesday, 5 December 2012

R.I.P. Dave Brubeck

Pioneering jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck has died, aged 91.

The musician, whose recordings included 'Take Five' and 'Blue Rondo a la Turk', was once designated a "living legend" by the US Library of Congress. 

He died on Wednesday morning in hospital in Connecticut, his manager Russell Gloyd told the Chicago Tribune newspaper. 

The musician, who played with the likes of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, would have turned 92 on Thursday. 

He enjoyed phenomenal success with The Dave Brubeck Quartet in the 1950s and '60s, selling millions of albums.

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