Another death... what is going on Universe???
A jazz great has now been taken from us. He gave us all so many years of fantastic music.. a pioneer ... a legend.. Yes, my path crossed with Mr. Brubeck. Close friends, no. But he and his family's lives were entwined with ours. Dave & Iola, his wife, were friends with my in laws and kept in touch for many many years, Chris and his brothers were and have been friends with my husband for decades. Back in the day... and I mean waaaaay back, Chris and my husband were in a band together. When they were strangers to me, for some reason my roommate and I let 'the boys' practice and jam at our house during the day. Then they'd gig at local clubs at night. I was stunned one day to come home from work and find Mr. Dave Brubeck sitting in my living room. What a pleasant surprise. What a lovely and gracious man.
Sorry for your loss Brubeck family. Thank you for sharing your husband, your dad and his genius with the world. We are so much richer for it.
Here is one of my all time favorite Dave Brubeck songs, Take Five: