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    Dave Brubeck, the coolly intellectual jazzer who put jazz back on the pop charts with "Take Five" in the early 60s, has passed away at 91.



    RIP, Mr Brubeck.

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  • #2
    Oh... no. I saw him and his sons in the 70's. Time Out was the first jazz I listened to at the age of 7 or so. He holds a special place in my musical heart. RIP Mr. Brubeck. I know Desmond is long gone. Brubeck had quite a run...
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    • #3
      91. And he was performing almost to the end.

      That's a victory in my book.

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      • #4
        Just a day short of 92, too. I first saw the Quartet when I was in school (1957 or so) and a couple of times when I was in college. Time Out was the first million selling jazz album.
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        • #6
          My folks used to play his stuff when I was a kid, great to hear he was still playing before he left us.

          I have to say, as a kid you usually hate your parents music....Brubeck I always liked, there was a lot else I really did not care for that they played!

          As an aside, my father once told me, "You know your getting old when all your contemporaries start dying".......! I'm watching out for that one.
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          • #7
            What a life! He was at the Battle of the Bulge too. Bill Bruford was influenced by Brubeck's drummer the late Joe Morello's odd metered drumming. R.I.P.
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            • #8
              Keyboard Magazine: Dave Brubeck Interviewed in 2007

              RIP, Dave.


              Enthusiasm powers the world.

              Craig Anderton's Archiving Article


              • #9
                A true pioneer. I remember playing "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo A La Turk" on the piano and thinking how talented he was. RIP


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                  • #11
                    What more can I say, RIP Dave.