Fans pay tribute to jazz legend Dave Brubeck, gone at 91

The pioneering jazz pianist passed away this morning of heart failure, just one day shy of his 92nd birthday. Fans across the Twitterverse are sharing memories and tributes in celebration of Brubeck’s life and contribution to music:

Beautifully put. RIP.

  • TomJB

    Less Sousa and more Brubek and Coltrane in school and I would still be playing sax today.

  • Leroy Whitby

    Unsquare Dance is my favorite I think.

  • Jack Deth

    I have Brubeck’s ‘Take Five’ on a loop that I play low when I spend time writing on the computer.

    Guest film reviews, poetry, haikus and an umpteenth attempt at the next great American Noir novel. The piece’s syncopation helps keeps my thought in order.

    The world will be less colorful with Mr. Brubeck’s passing.

  • twolaneflash

    I am thankful to my college freshman year suite-mate Ken T. for sharing his love and collection of jazz with me in 1965. Brubeck was the first and most frequent music that came out of his reel-to-reel tape deck that year, and I have it now in every available format: vinyl, tape, digital, and the jukebox in my mind. Soul soothing with a clean finish. Thanks, Mr. Brubeck.

  • Dandy1

    Not to diminish Mr. Brubeck contribution to Jazz ( it is incredible )

    but his quartet sax player, Paul Desmond , wrote ” Take Five”

    • Bill

      True – Dave and his wife wrote the lyrics.

  • gwen.and.gary

    Now Dave and late drummer Joe Morello can catch up on things. Take five, gents…and thanks.

    • Brian Mouland

      And Paul Desmond

  • tredglx

    Dave Brubeck’s album Time Out is what I used to introduce my wife and kids to jazz. Some of it took, but some didn’t.
    Happily, that album, or parts of it, is some of what stayed with them.
    RIP Dave.

  • doreen beisel

    Played Take Five today RIP DB