Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Dave Brubeck (6th Dec 1920 - 5th Dec 2012)

Dave Brubeck has died, just one day short of his 92nd birthday.

He'd been playing and composing right until the end.

That track and that album were right there at the start of my foraging into jazz, aged 16. I play them now as often as I ever have.

Of course there were many other things over many other years too - many, I'm still discovering.
"You never know what's going to work," he once said, "You just go with what you believe in, whether it's a success or not".

Sleep tight sir.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - 'Kathy's Waltz' (1959)


  1. A good innings from the maestro.

    I remember the Aged P pressing this album into my youthful hands and trying to explain how he was messing with the time signatures.

    I just thought it sounded cool. Still does.


  2. According to my mum "Take Five" was the first record I showed an interest in. I used to tug at her dress and say "fivers, mum" (I would have been about 4 years old!). The 45 was one of the first records in our household, and I still have it.

    Yes, sleep tight Dave Brubeck.

  3. Our girl Alisa C. played him all morning and told some great stories too - I thought of you.

    I first really caught on to him at age 19, a choreographer I worked with set something to that song and I couldn't get over how cool it was.

  4. as with almost everyone most of his stuff is a mystery to me. i know the one and occasional others but i've never played an lps worth. another for the resolutions list...


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