Dave Brubeck passed earlier this week after a long, successful career. The airwaves (and the Intarwebz) have been filled with retrospectives - as you'd expect: he was enormously influential on the field of jazz. You've heard some of this stuff, like this:
Me, I never much cared for his (or anyone's) style of "experimental" jazz. That last song (his most famous by far) was in the very unusual 5/4 time. It worked here. Other efforts, not so much:
The lovely and loves-her-jazz Mrs. Borepatch was a little incredulous when I told her that I never much cared for his stuff. She said that he was her "gateway drug" to jazz - me, I liked the old classics. And the other old classics.