Wednesday, December 5, 2012

RIP Mr. Brubeck

I am not a huge fan of jazz but I always liked his work. This, from a concert in Rome, shows the joy that he brought to his music and to those who listened to it.



The Dave Brubeck Quartet in concert at the Univerity of Rome in 1959. In "Take the A Train" we hear a brilliant set of drumbreaks by famous drummer Joe Morello.

Dave Brubeck born in 1920 is one of the most well-known jazz pianists of all time. The classic Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Paul Desmond's liquid alto saxophone lasted for 17 years, during which time they produced the first ever million-selling jazz tune (Take Five), toured the world many times, and introduced enormous numbers of people to the jazz sound.

The two other members of the quartet were Eugene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums.

A lovely remembrance and obit: http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/dec/06/mesmerized-desmond-brubeck/

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