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RIP Dave Brubeck


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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."

 

 

For those of you that don't know

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faJE92phKzI

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbUklDXdH2o

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8PQBYEkHHg

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHMCtzWdEkQ

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No, he lived a long and full life. He also left an amazing body of pioneering work. I didn't make this thread to lament a life cut short, but to maybe, just maybe, get some of the gucci mane, two chainz, lil b listening kids round here to click a link and get some of that "swag" blasted out with a jolt of culture.

 

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