R.I.P. Dave Brubeck

dave brubeck

A legend died today.

David Warren “Dave” Brubeck (December 6, 1920 — December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including “In Your Own Sweet Way” and “The Duke”. Brubeck’s style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother’s attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music was known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.