Dave Brubeck: 1920-2012

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Dave Brubeck: 1920-2012

Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck died this morning at the age of 91, one day short of his 92nd birthday.

Brubeck died due to heart failure at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Conn. He was en route to “a regular treatment with his cardiologist,” according to manager Russell Gloyd.

Brubeck was perhaps best known for his quartet’s seminal 1959 album Time Out, one of the most popular and best-selling jazz album in history. On Time Out was “Take Five,” a jazz classic written in 5/4 time that has since become ubiquitous.

Brubeck is survived by his wife, Lola, their five children, grandsons and a great granddaughter.