Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Dave Brubeck died today at 91 years of age.

In 1951 Dave Brubeck and alto saxophonist Paul Desmond created the most popular West Coast jazz band, the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Brubeck played jazz with time signatures that were almost unheard of in the world of jazz. Between him and Paul Desmond they made some of the best jazz coming out of the west coast. The bands album Time Out would sell more than a million copies. This was never done by a jazz artist.

The above video is from the Ken Burns' series on jazz. He did a piece just of Brubeck.

Brubeck appeared on the cover of Time magazine and in 2009, Brubeck won the Kennedy Center Awards.

RIP Dave, we will miss you.

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