Saturday, May 25, 2024

Dave Brubeck, Jazz Great, Dies at Age 91


Dave Brubeck passed away today. He was 91. The great jazz legend, a regular at Elaine’s whom I got to meet a few times, was most famous for his recording of “Take Five,” written by Paul Desmond. But he had hundreds of his own compositions, and was probably as influential as Miles Davis, John Coltrane or a half dozen other jazz pioneers. A lovely guy, a great life, and an amazing legacy. RIP



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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