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RIP Dave Brubeck

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member


    Will have to break out some of his CDs tonight and listen
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

  3. Huge, huge loss to the jazz world. He was an innovator on two fronts, bringing jazz to the college campus (and thus, the younger crowd) and his quartet's innovative use of the time signature. Everything (mostly) was written in 3/4 or 4/4 until the mid 50s, when Brubeck began experimenting with 5/4, 9/8 and 11/4. It all came together with "Take Five."

    Watch this clip from the pre-PBS show "Jazz Casual." Brubeck does a great job explaining to the host, the columnist Ralph Gleason, about using different time signatures.

    My g/f surprised me tickets to see him two years ago, but he was coming off an illness and couldn't perform, so his son, Darius, sat in instead. It was a mirror image, both in playing and in looks.

    Very sad today.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I guess heaven needed some music on the new frontier. RIP to one of life's few true innovators.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I am waiting for someone to start another thread on this because I'd love to see a DB about DB.
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    RIP to a giant of American jazz.

    Takin' the 'A' train:

    From the LA Times:

  7. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    "Take Five" comes as close to perfection as any piece of recorded music
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    I always favored Blue Rondo a la Turk and Three to Get Ready ... always hear something new every time I listen. He's the reason I got into jazz in the late 70s, when someone at my junior college library recommended I listen to the Take Five album. Mesmerized every time.
  9. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    I owned that on cassette and CD. The rest of the album is great, but the recording of Take Five is really unique.
  10. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Just noticed that he died one day before his birthday (which he shares with my Dad). A long, successful life.
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