Jazz great Dave Brubeck died today at age 91, just one day shy of his 92nd birthday. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Brubeck was celebrated as a performer, band leader and composer. He was a great friend of the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music, which recorded The Gates of Justice in 2001 as well his choral cantata The Commandments in 2007.
“Dave Brubeck was a giant not only in music but in spirit,” said Milken Archive Founder Lowell Milken. “His work will continue to speak an eternal message of hope for the brotherhood of man.”