Dave Brubeck, the legendary jazz pianist and composer, known for defying jazz conventions and for recordings like "Take Five and "Blue Rondo a la Turk" has died.
Brubeck died of heart failure in Norwalk, Conn. He was one day short of his 92nd birthday.
Dave Brubeck, designated a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, continues to be one of the most active and popular musicians in both the jazz and classical worlds. With a career that spans over six decades, his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality remain hallmarks of innovation.