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Dave Brubeck: 1920 - 2012

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American jazz pianist and composer died on Wednesday, December 5 2012 at age 91. He won legions of fans over a 60 year long career with his complex rhythms and harmonies. His quartet's 'Take Five' was the first million-selling jazz recording. We remember his life with a collection of interviews, remembrances, and music.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center: Dave Brubeck

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In 2004 at Alice Tully Hall, Dave Brubeck recreated his historic octet – precursor to the seminal “The Birth of the Cool”. The set features Bobby Militello on alto, Lew Soloff on trumpet and a reunion with Brubeck’s longtime arranger and clarinetist, Bill Smith.

A Musician of His 'Time': Remembering Jazz Great David Brubeck

9/22/2017
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Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, who challenged time-signature conventions and brought jazz to a wide audience, has died at the age of 91. His 1959 album "Time Out" was the first jazz record to sell a million copies. PBS's Jeffrey Brown talks to George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, about Brubeck's life and musical legacy.

Dave Brubeck On Early Jazz Influences

9/22/2017
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Dave Brubeck talks about early jazz influences at the 2007 Grammys

What makes Dave Brubeck's Time Out unique?

9/22/2017
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Dave Brubeck is a legendary American jazz pianist known for his use of unorthodox time signatures. Tune in as Mark and John take a closer look at the work of this unique jazz icon in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Remembering Jazz Great Dave Brubeck

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Dave Brubeck, the jazz musician best known for "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk" died Dec. 5, 2012, a day short of his 92nd birthday. In 1959, the Dave Brubeck Quartet's album Time Out became the first jazz album to sell a million copies.

Celebrating Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck's 90th Birthday

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In 1954, polls in the leading jazz magazines Metronome and Downbeat selected Dave Brubeck's band as the year's best instrumental group. That same year, Brubeck was the second jazz musician ever featured on the cover of Time Magazine (the first being Louie Armstrong). This Fresh Air interview was broadcast on his 90th birthday.

Dave Brubeck on Roundtable

9/22/2017
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Joe speaks with American Jazz icon Dave Brubeck.

Dave Brubeck: Legacy Podcast Pt 1

9/22/2017
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Legacy Podcasts celebrates Dave Brubeck’s 90th birthday with the four-part Legacy of a Legend podcast series. Brubeck and his longtime collaborators look back on his influential life and career.

Dave Brubeck Legacy Podcast Pt 2

9/22/2017
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Legacy Podcasts celebrates Dave Brubeck’s 90th birthday with the four-part Legacy of a Legend podcast series. Brubeck and his longtime collaborators look back on his influential life and career.

Dave Brubeck Legacy Podcast Pt 3

9/22/2017
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Legacy Podcasts celebrates Dave Brubeck’s 90th birthday with the four-part Legacy of a Legend podcast series. Brubeck and his longtime collaborators look back on his influential life and career.

Dave Brubeck Legacy Podcast Pt 4

9/22/2017
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Legacy Podcasts celebrates Dave Brubeck’s 90th birthday with the four-part Legacy of a Legend podcast series. Brubeck and his longtime collaborators look back on his influential life and career.

Dave Brubeck on Fighting Communism with Jazz

9/22/2017
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This interview took place on stage at the Litchfield Jazz Festival. John Dankosky’s entire interview with Dave Brubeck originally aired on Where We Live on WNPR Connecticut.

Piano Jazz: Dave Brubeck 1997

9/22/2017
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Jazz giant Dave Brubeck rose to prominence in the 1950's while touring college campuses with his quartet featuring alto player Paul Desmond, and since then many of his tunes have become jazz standards. On this program recorded in 1997 before a live audience in Washington, DC, Brubeck and McPartland perform duets on "Just You, Just Me," and Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way."