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Thursday, December 6, 2012
So Long Dave
Another American original has left us. Dave Brubeck was featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1954 and never had to look back. His career spanned 7 decades and reshaped the world of jazz with his unusual and engaging rhythms, like Unsquare Dance, and reached a high point with his classic 1959 album, Time Out, which gave us perhaps the most recognized jazz song in history, Take Five. Like Dizzie Gillespie and other jazz greats, Brubeck was a world traveler and engaged audiences all around the globe wth his infectuous music.