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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:

You hear “Take 5” everywhere because its unique 5/4 time MESSES WITH YOU & forces you to boogie. Count the beat. Move. Thanks Dave.

— rob delaney (@robdelaney) December 5, 2012


— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) December 5, 2012

Won. Too. 3. Fore. Take 5ive #Brubeck

— Questo of The Roots (@questlove) December 5, 2012

10 years ago i had the privilege of meeting and sharing a stage with Dave Brubeck. Very sad to hear of his passing.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/…

— moby (@thelittleidiot) December 5, 2012

R.I.P. – Dave Brubeck ‘Takes the A Train’ to Heaven – m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=EbUk…

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) December 5, 2012

RIP Dave Brubeck: 5/4 will never be the same.

— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 5, 2012

RIP Dave Brubeck, who turned esoteric avant-garde experiments into some of the most accessible, best-known music of the 20th century.

— Andrew Barker (@barkerrant) December 5, 2012

Brubeck! There’s a very special place for him up there. What a gift.

— Devon Pendleton (@DevonPendleton) December 5, 2012

Very sorry to hear of the death of Dave Brubeck, the man was a musical genius.

— Calum McGregor (@RightWingPixie) December 5, 2012

1-2-3-1-2. 1-2-3-1-2. Thinking about Dave Brubeck and all of the times I’ve counted under his music. Thanks.

— marktsweeney (@marktsweeney) December 5, 2012

Extremely sad to hear about Dave Brubeck. His groups are all among the biggest influences on me as a writer, beyond the genre.

— Dylan Ryan (@dylino_ryno) December 5, 2012

Brubeck was one of my heroes. Very rarely can someone compose so effortlessly in difficult time signatures, something I aspire to

— Chris Baker (@crubba) December 5, 2012

When we had our first kid, a friend gave us Brubeck’s Time Out cd. We played the heck out of that thing and never got tired of it.

— Mike Grosvenor (@gro7or) December 5, 2012

RIP, Dave Brubeck, one of the genuine giants of jazz music. His music will be ubiquitous today, as it always should be. Thanks, Mr. Brubeck.

— Shawn Sensiba (@shawnsensiba) December 5, 2012

RIP Dave Brubeck. A truly inspirational musical mind.

— Alex Ryan Milsted (@alexmilsted) December 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck was the reason I played saxophone as a kid. Take five, sir.

— Danielle (@MississippiMama) December 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck. RIP. he unlocked uncommon time for so many of us. Rare talent. #brubeck

— Eric Wilson (@Woodrownet) December 5, 2012

Wow, Dave Brubeck died today at 91. When I was 17, he and Paul Desmond meant the world to me. It was all about expressiveness.

— Peter Straub (@peterstraubnyc) December 5, 2012

History of pop music almost entirely songs in 4/4 or 3/4. It takes a genius to make a worldwide hit out of a 5/4 number. Dave Brubeck RIP.

— Fraser Nelson (@frasernelson) December 5, 2012

My fave Dave Brubeck Quartet album is “Dave Digs Disney” (1957), and particularly their version of “So This Is Love” from “Cinderella”.

— William Newton (@wbdnewton) December 5, 2012

Just found out Dave Brubeck died. Saw him live many times at Newport, RI Jazzfest. Take Five was soundtrack to my husband’s wooing of me

— Breadchick (@Breadchick) December 5, 2012

My earliest drum chops were learned trying to play along to ‘Take Five’. RIP jazz legend Dave Brubeck.

— jian ghomeshi (@jianghomeshi) December 5, 2012

R.I.Pdave brubeck.got to see him play as a kid, pure genius and an amazing life story. true legend.

— gary powell (@gdogg27) December 5, 2012

I remember driving upstate with my dad begging to play my music. Dad: “Only if we listen to Jazz 1st. First tape I heard, Dave Brubeck. #RIP

— Daniel Halioua (@dhalioua) December 5, 2012

Sad to hear of Dave Brubeck. Heard him live a few years back. He was helped out the piano and then played an amazing show. Rest in peace.

— Susan Robertson (@susanjrobertson) December 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck died 1 day short of his 92nd birthday. Perfect syncopation.

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 5, 2012

#Brubeck, dead at 91, what time that old heart kept, how its rhythms let us all appreciate the antic beat of change. Thanks, Dave. Take 5.

— Boiarski (@Boiarski) December 5, 2012

Beautifully put. RIP.

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