Dave Brubeck

This week the castaway on Desert Island Discs is the jazz pianist Dave Brubeck. One of the most successful musicians of our time, it's nearly 40 years since he famously encouraged us to Take Five, and so changed the sound of jazz forever. In conversation with Sue Lawley, he talks about his life and work and chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: The Ode To Joy (Symphony No 9) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: The Spear in the Sand by Raoul C Faure
Luxury: Grand piano

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45 minutes

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Fri 8 Jan 1999 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestDave Brubeck

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