Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck: 5 Little-Known Facts About the ‘Take Five’ Jazz Pianist

Posted on 12/5/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyA 1954 cover story in Time magazine described Dave Brubeck as “a wigging cat with a far-out wail,” in a cringe-worthy attempt to approximate the hep lingo of the jazz aficionados who crowded into his performances in the smoky bohemian nightclubs of the day. But audiences flocked to see Brubeck at Carnegie Hall and other highbrow settings, too. Brubeck, who died at age 92 on Dec. 4 in Connecticut, was one of the biggest stars in the history of jazz. His Dave …