Dave Brubeck has died at age 91, just one day short of his 92th birthday. I so remember this music as a child -- always in the background of my parents' late night dinner parties. It has the flavor of gauloise (they all smoked back then), food generously seasoned with garlic, and the alcohol fumes from many glasses of wine and scotch. And lots of talk...occasionally falling silent during a particularly good passage. The Chicago Tribune has a nice article on Brubeck, his life and his music. Here are my two favorites: the sultry "Koto Song" and the rambunctious "Take Five."