On Wednesday morning we lost innovative jazz pianist Dave Brubeck when he passed away after suffering heart failure a day shy of his 92nd birthday. Last night two HT faves paid tribute to Brubeck by covering a song which he may not have written but has become attached to him – Take Five.
Check out moe.’s version from The Independent in San Francisco…
Sad news from the Chicago Tribune as the paper’s website has just reported the death of jazz pianist Dave Brubeck. Brubeck, who passed away just one day short of his 92nd birthday, was known for writing a number of jazz standards as well as his innovative methods including using unusual time signatures such as for Take Five which is in 5/4. Longtime manager-producer-conductor Russell Gloyd told the Tribune that Brubeck died of heart failure.
A celebration for Brubeck’s 92nd birthday is scheduled for tomorrow in Wilton, Conn. which was supposed to feature the pianist’s son, jazz guitarist Darius, as well as Richie Cannata and Bernie Williams. No word yet on whether the tribute will go on as scheduled.