(Image source: Library of Congress)

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

Jazz great Dave Brubeck has died, just one day before he would have turned 92 years old.

His longtime manager/producer/conductor announced Brubeck died Wednesday morning at a hospital in Connecticut. He died of heart failure.

Brubeck is known for such hit recordings as “Take Five” and “Blue Rondo a la Turk.” Observers say he defied conventions in the jazz world.

WTNH: “Hs manager says he was on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son.”

WHAM: “In 1954 he was the first modern jazz musician to be pictured on the cover of time magazine.”

Brubeck was a pioneer in many ways, as The Chicago Tribune points out, ...he was at the forefront of integration, playing black jazz clubs throughout the deep South in the ’50s, a point of pride for him.”

He once told the Tribune quote “Labels bore me.” Surviving Brubeck is his wife, daughter, four sons and grandchildren.

Dave Brubeck, Jazz Great, Dies at 91

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Dec 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck, Jazz Great, Dies at 91

(Image source: Library of Congress)

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

Jazz great Dave Brubeck has died, just one day before he would have turned 92 years old.

His longtime manager/producer/conductor announced Brubeck died Wednesday morning at a hospital in Connecticut. He died of heart failure.

Brubeck is known for such hit recordings as “Take Five” and “Blue Rondo a la Turk.” Observers say he defied conventions in the jazz world.

WTNH: “Hs manager says he was on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son.”

WHAM: “In 1954 he was the first modern jazz musician to be pictured on the cover of time magazine.”

Brubeck was a pioneer in many ways, as The Chicago Tribune points out, ...he was at the forefront of integration, playing black jazz clubs throughout the deep South in the ’50s, a point of pride for him.”

He once told the Tribune quote “Labels bore me.” Surviving Brubeck is his wife, daughter, four sons and grandchildren.

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