6 Dec 2010

Brubeck turns 90

10:05 pm on 6 December 2010

American musician Dave Brubeck who wrote and performed some of the biggest hits in jazz history, is celebrating his 90th birthday on Monday.

His David Brubeck Quartet achieved worldwide success in 1959 with the best-selling album Time Out, including one of the most famous jazz songs of all time, Take Five.

The BBC reports that although undergoing heart surgery recently, Brubeck has said he has no plans to stop live performances.