The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Dave Brubeck has passed away one day shy of his 92nd birthday.
Brubeck was a giant of modern jazz, whose music has given me countless hours of beauty and strength, and for which I am personally grateful. The Jazz Clarinet has featured work of his more than once, as he was one of the few major leaders in jazz to continue working with clarinet after the Swing Era. His work with Bill Smith--a collaboration worthy of study--will always be remembered here for its importance and depth.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dave and to the Brubeck family during this time. God Bless you and keep you.