Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck Dies [VIDEO]

The legendary jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck has died. He was 91.

FOX News Radio’s Chris Foster reports:

Audio clip:

(“Take Five”)

Dave Brubeck was a day shy of 92 years old. He died of heart failure on the way to a cardiologist appointment, according to his manager.

The Dave Brubek Quartet’s “Time Out” from 1959 was the first jazz album to sell a million copies. And he was the first modern jazz musician on the cover of ‘TIME Magazine’.

(“Blue Rondo a la Turk”)

He served as a musician during World War II, when his “Wolf Pack Band” was the only integrated unit in the military.

Besides jazz, he composed music for opera, ballet, a Charlie Brown TV special, and a contemporary mass. Sometimes, joined by some of his six children.

Chris Foster, FOX News Radio.

WATCH the Dave Brubeck Quartet preform ‘Take Five’:




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