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Dave Brubeck Dead at 91

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  1. Vyb

    Vyb serial chiller Staff Member

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    He would have been 92 tomorrow. :sad:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-dave-brubeck-dead-20121205,0,7126256.column

    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.
     
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    Oderus Not So Mad Anymore VIP

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    aw. :(
     
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    You listen to jazz :jj:
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Staff Member

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    Where's FTM? We'll need to console one another. :hump:
     
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    Chriza You look like a tree! VIP Gold

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    Oh no not Dave Brubek
     
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    My god, what an unexpected tragedy.
     
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    [video=youtube;PHdU5sHigYQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHdU5sHigYQ[/video]
     
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    [video=youtube;kc34Uj8wlmE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc34Uj8wlmE[/video]
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Staff Member

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    I saw him twice. Did it live.

    Both times he was so old and frail they wouldn't even show him walking to or from the piano. The curtain opened and he was sitting there. Afterwards, the curtain closed. No standing or taking a bow or anything.
     
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    Who cares? We have our own 91 year old Dave.
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Staff Member

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    Right? So young.

    Farewell, piano man. :rip:
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Staff Member

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    He doesn't play piano though; only skin flute. :c
     
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    Why do the good always die so young!
     
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    He would've lived longer if he had taken better care of himself IMO. :ucoffee:
     
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    GHP New Member Shot Dead

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    Who knew he was still alive?

    Take Five is one of the first songs I learned on piano when I was able to play "worldly" music :)
     
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    Here's his great drummer, Joe Morello in 1964 with failing sight.

    [video=youtube;e1S_vA0ougg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1S_vA0ougg[/video]

    Here's his great drummer, Joe Morello in 1966 totally blind.

    [video=youtube;EbUklDXdH2o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbUklDXdH2o[/video]
     
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    Who knew he existed? o_O
     
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    I knew. :no:

    I saw him within the last couple of years. Jazz places all over the country scheduled Dave Brubeck 92nd Birthday Bashes for tomorrow. :bigcry:
     
  20. Ralph

    Ralph Don't Tread On Me

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    Dave used the best session drummers in the biz,





















































    but refused to work with the mediocre Buddy Rich :c