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RIP Dave Brubeck


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Mitsui2

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He had a good run for his money, though. Surely the last of the greats from that era to go.
 

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A great right enough. Thanks for posting this news.
 

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A master at the irregular time signature.

From 5/4 to 9/8...

[video=youtube;kc34Uj8wlmE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc34Uj8wlmE[/video]

The original quartet back together again.

RIP, Mr. Brubeck.
 

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A huge talent & a huge loss. Yet another joins the great sky gig.
 

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Time Out , the best known and most successful album which was more of an experiment, hit Number 2 on the Billboard charts and he didn't even write his biggest song!! Love the idea of Cannery Row as an jazz opera.
 

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Time Out , the best known and most successful album which was more of an experiment, hit Number 2 on the Billboard charts and he didn't even write his biggest song!!
God be with the days when an album of "experimental music" could produce things like Take Five and Blue Rondo a La Turk, huh?

And Paul Desmond, Take Five's actual writer, was surely one of the most underacknowledged white alto players of all time.
 

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God be with the days when an album of "experimental music" could produce things like Take Five and Blue Rondo a La Turk, huh?

And Paul Desmond, Take Five's actual writer, was surely one of the most underacknowledged white alto players of all time.
Yep such a lovely pure sound. Seems a good time to be playing the album again and he's just superb on Strange Meadow Lark.
 

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A master at the irregular time signature.

From 5/4 to 9/8...

[video=youtube;kc34Uj8wlmE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc34Uj8wlmE[/video]
I discovered this just a few years back - It's just joyous! You can just close your eyes and be brought elsewhere - RIP Mr Brubeck

The original quartet back together again.

RIP, Mr. Brubeck.
 

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Yep such a lovely pure sound.
He made a couple of extremely nice Verve albums with Gerry Mulligan - in the early 60s I think. Charles Mingus it isn't, but the music would almost stand as a definition of "pleasant" - the two horns blend like cream and coffee. Fabulous stuff for a sunny summer Sunday afternoon.
 

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Or a rainy Thursday morning in December . :)
 

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'Take Five' is one of the most iconic sounds in American jazz, along with John Coltrane's 'Love Supreme' and Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'.
 

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Was aware of it but hadn't heard any of it. Here's a sampler. Nice!!

[video=youtube;nlZakBsMqKU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlZakBsMqKU[/video]
 

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'Take Five' is one of the most iconic sounds in American jazz, along with John Coltrane's 'Love Supreme' and Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'.
Not to mention being - back in the day - one of the most notoriously good records to trip out to. A friend of mine once reckoned he'd listened to it on repeat for six hours solid while he was, eh, "exploring inner space" (so to speak). When I asked him what it was like he thought for a bit and then said: "It was like a course in higher mathematics". :)
 

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Brubeck was great. Just listening to his Take Five and the Blue rondo a la turk. Brilliant musician, his music generally highlights of the 20th century.

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[sub]Toland: you might like to know he became a Catholic. He said he did not convert because there wasn't anything before, he just became. :) [/sub]
 

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Brubeck was great. Just listening to his Take Five and the Rondo Turk (sic). Brilliant musician, one of the highlight of the 20th century.

Toland: you might like to know he became a Catholic. He said he did not convert because there wasn't anything before, he just became. :)
These are details I prefer not to know, actually. : - 0

Of course, it doesn't affect my opinion of him as a musician or as a Methuzelah.
 
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