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    Default Dave Brubeck died


    Howard Reich Arts critic

    10:34 a.m. CST, December 5, 2012

    Dave Brubeck, a jazz musician who attained pop-star acclaim with recordings such as "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk," died Wednesday morning at Norwalk Hospital, in Norwalk, Conn., said his longtime manager-producer-conductor Russell Gloyd.

    Brubeck was one day short of his 92nd birthday. He died of heart failure, en route to "a regular treatment with his cardiologist,? said Gloyd.

    Throughout his career, Brubeck defied conventions long imposed on jazz musicians. The tricky meters he played in ?Take Five? and other works transcended standard conceptions of swing rhythm.

    The extended choral/symphonic works he penned and performed around the world took him well outside the accepted boundaries of jazz. And the concerts he brought to colleges across the country in the 1950s shattered the then-long-held notion that jazz had no place in academia.

    As a pianist, he applied the classical influences of his teacher, the French master Darius Milhaud, to jazz, playing with an elegance of tone and phrase that supposedly were the antithesis of the American sound.

    As a humanist, he was at the forefront of integration, playing black jazz clubs throughout the deep South in the ?50s, a point of pride for him.

    "For as long as I?ve been playing jazz, people have been trying to pigeonhole me,? he once told the Tribune.

    "Frankly, labels bore me."

    He is survived by his wife, Iola; four sons and a daughter; grandsons and a great granddaughter.

    Copyright ? 2012 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC
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    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    Legend. I will spin "Concord on a Summer Night" tonight.

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    That's a shame.

    He was one of the true greats and an absolute original.

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    Default A Tribute

    The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five

    Dave Brubeck - Piano
    Paul Desmond - Saxophone
    Joe Morello - Drums
    Eugene Wright - Bass

    1. Blue Rondo A La Turk

    2. Strange Meadow Lark

    3. Take Five

    4. Three to Get Ready

    5. Kathy's Waltz

    6. Everybody's Jumpin'

    7. Pick Up Sticks
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    :-( Sad to see.
    He had a long and very productive life; a rock star among jazz musicians (and audiophiles, too!).
    all the best,

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    dammit, he owed me money
    humpty dumpty was pushed

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    One of Jazzs' best members. Master songwriter and piano player.
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

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    A great contributor to music!
    He will be missed.

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    A talented and storied musician. A legend in his own time, his music will entertain millions of people for many years to come. RIP

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    The KING of West Coast Jazz! A true giant of music. Rest In Peace Dave, you've given me many many hours of musical pleasure and helped start my foray into real jazz appreciation. You will be missed.

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    Dave was always "in the groove" especially when shown on the front cover of his direct-to-disc recording made in 1978. This recording included Dave with his three sons, Darius (named after Dave's main musical influence Darius Milhaud), Chris and Dan. On the front cover the artist has depicted the four musicians running in the groove of a metal stamper which is used to press the record. In the upper left corner of the front is a special stylus that can be used to play the stamper, riding on the "mountain" instead of a regular stylus riding the "valley". I'll venture that many an audiophile was introduced to jazz through the recordings of Dave Brubeck, I know I was and will be forever grateful.
    Cheers, Ken
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    one of the few white jazz pioneers that miles davis actually tolerated and respected..if that's any sort of measure for a genius

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