Jazz great, Catholic convert Dave Brubeck dead at 91; composed Mass setting
December 06, 2012
Jazz legend Dave Brubeck, who converted to Catholicism after being asked in 1980 to compose a musical setting for the Mass, has died at the age of 91.
In addition to the Mass, Brubeck -- best known for “Take Five” -- composed other music with religious themes, including the music for the entrance procession during Blessed John Paul’s Mass in San Francisco in 1987.
- Dave Brubeck 1920-2012: His Music Gave Jazz New Pop (New York Times)
- Requiescat in pace: Dave Brubeck, jazz giant and convert to Catholicism from "nothing" (Catholic World Report)
- Jazz pianist Brubeck takes five to talk about music (CNS, 1996)
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