Dave Brubeck

Born 6 December 1920. Died 5 December 2012
Dave Brubeck
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Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck Biography (Wikipedia)

David Warren Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting both his mother's attempts at classical training and his own improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures as well as superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.

The saxophone melody "Take Five" was written for the Dave Brubeck Quartet by Brubeck's long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond. Appearing on one of the top-selling jazz albums, Time Out, and written in 5 4 time, "Take Five" has endured as a jazz classic associated with Brubeck. Brubeck experimented with time signatures throughout his career, recording "Pick Up Sticks" in 6 4, "Unsquare Dance" in 7 4, "World's Fair" in 13 4, and "Blue Rondo à la Turk" in 9 8. He was also a composer of orchestral and sacred music and wrote soundtracks for television, such as Mr. Broadway and the animated miniseries This Is America, Charlie Brown.

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Take Five
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Take Five
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Take The A Train
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Take The A Train
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Blue Rondo a la Turk
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Blue Rondo a la Turk
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In Your Own Sweet Way
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In Your Own Sweet Way
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Tonight
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Tonight
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Unsquare Dance
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Unsquare Dance
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One Moment Worth Years
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One Moment Worth Years
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Unsquare Dance
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Unsquare Dance
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Old Bill Basie
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Old Bill Basie
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Tangerine
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Tangerine
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(I Still Am in Love With) A Girl Named Oli
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(I Still Am in Love With) A Girl Named Oli
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Strange Meadow Lark
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Strange Meadow Lark
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Blue Rondo A La Turk
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Blue Rondo A La Turk
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Blessed Are The Poor (Sermon On The Mount)
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Blessed Are The Poor (Sermon On The Mount)
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Theme From "Mr. Broadway"
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Theme From "Mr. Broadway"
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Unsquare dance (excerpt)
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Unsquare dance (excerpt)

Unsquare dance (excerpt)

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Dave Brubeck (piano), Paul Desmond (alto sax, Eugene Wright (bass), Joe Morello (drums)
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Audrey
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