Jazz great Dave Brubeck dies

Jazz great Dave Brubeck dies

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WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 06: Dave Brubeck speaks with reporters on the red carpet before the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors at Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 5 at 2:02 PM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Pioneering jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck has died.
 
   Russell Gloyd, Brubeck's manager, says he died Wednesday morning of heart failure, after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son. He would have turned 92 on Thursday.
 
   The Dave Brubeck Quartet's pieces such as "Take Five" caught listeners' ears with exotic, challenging rhythms and became enduring standards.
 
   In 1954 he was the first modern jazz musician to be pictured on the cover of Time magazine.
 
   The quartet's 1959 album "Time Out" was the first ever million-selling jazz LP. "Take Five," a cut from that album by saxophonist Paul Desmond, became the group's signature theme.

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