Very sad news. His off-beat jazz is so addictive to listen to. I remember listening to Brother Can you Spare a Dime and only realising later that it was just a piano solo and there isn't another instrument playing, such is the depth of the tune.
NPR interview from 1999: http://www.wrti.org/post/1999-interview-pianist-dave-brubeck
I added this record to the collection today.
Who could play cross rhythms like Brubeck? Saw him in Bath and London. Met him in Berlin with Jerry Mulligan after his concert at the philharmonic in 1972? A wonderful musician and a real gentleman. RIP indeed with a little 5/4.
Another piece about Dave Brubeck and his legacy: