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Dave Brubeck

World-Renowned Jazz Pianist Dies Before His 92nd Birthday

For Release: December 6, 2012
For more information, visit The L.A. Times

Dave BrubeckFamily and friends around the world mourn the death of Dave Brubeck. The legendary jazz pianist died on Wednesday, December 5, 2012...just a day before his 92nd birthday. 

Brubeck's raise to fame came with the release of his landmark 1956 album Jazz Impressions Of The U.S.A. The Dave Brubeck Quartet, in its early lineup (with alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, drummer Joe Dodge, and a succession of bassists) was signed to Columbia in 1953, by George Avakian.

Dave Brubeck is famous for hit songs such as "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo A La Turk" from the Time Out album in 1959. The Quartet was disbanded in 1967, a year following the release of The Dave Brubeck Quartet Plays Cole Porter - Anything Goes!.

WUMR "The Jazz Lover" U92 FM is pleased to pay tribute to this jazz great. A podcast devoting an hour-long show featuring the music of Dave Brubeck is now available to download and stream. To listen to the program, click here or subscribe to iTunes as "Dave Brubeck Tribute." 


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