Legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck has passed away yesterday (December 5) at the age of 91 due to a heart failure at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut. Brubeck has left us just a single day before his 92nd birthday.
Born in California in 1920, he is best known for his work with Dave Brubeck Quartet which he formed in 1951. Their 1959 landmark album, "Time Out", was the first-ever jazz LP to sell over one million copies.
He will always remain well-known for timeless compositions such as "Take Five" or "Blue Rondo À La Turk". He won a Grammy lifetime achievement award in 1996 and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2009. In 1999 Brubeck was named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts.
He was always creative, imaginative, unpredictable, a true jazz musician at heart. Always willing to wander into the uncharted area and explore new music, he has made a remarkable impact never to be forgotten. We have lost one of the true giants. Rest in peace Mr. Brubeck.