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HIDDEN ERROR: Usage of "Associated_artists" is not recognized David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (December 6, 1920 - December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be 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 his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities. His long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, wrote the saxophone melody for the Dave Brubeck Quartet's best remembered piece, "Take Five", which is in 5/4 time and has endured as a jazz classic on one of the top-selling jazz albums, Time Out. 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...

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On Jul 20, 2011. 11:52am
Christopher Lynch said

Dave Brubeck's impact on jazz as a quirky yet sublime composer as well as a unique instrumentalist and band leader, remains undeniable and indelible. The cooler sound which he helped pioneer has had its detractors at times. However that same sound frequently brought new, younger listeners to jazz. And what about those time signatures people! (Paul Desmond's "Take Five" was possibly the first jazz tune I began hummimg as kid in short school trousers. Joe Morello's drumming is still influential and legendary.) Even some classical music lovers I know dig Brubeck. (Their ears always prick up when you remind them he studied with Darius Milhaud and was interested in the work of Arnold Schoenberg among other classical composers. Classical people are strange in some ways!)
Play on Dave.

On Apr 15, 2012. 4:53pm
John Griffiths said

Dave Brubeck is a part of my life and I heartily agree with Christopherr Lynce when he comments on Paul Desmonfd and Joe Morello. I lved in rural Australia as a boy and tennager and hearing Dave Brubeck was a window into the world to me - sophisticated, distant and very very cool.I bought all his LP's much to the mystery of many of my friends.
Play on Dave

On Dec 7, 2015. 10:44am
David Simkin said

I was a sallow youth in the wilds of north suburban Melbourne, when Brubeck "arrived' in my ears - WOW!
I suspect that he solidified my interest in jazz, if he didn't introduce me to it.
December is a good time to drag out the many Brubeck LPs.

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