Dave Brubeck, 1920 – 2012

Dave Brubeck passed away.  Brubeck was a pianist and composer who helped make jazz popular again in the 1950s and ’60s with recordings like “Time Out,” the first jazz album to sell a million copies, and “Take Five,”.  He would have been 92 this Thursday. Hats off, take five.

  • CactusMcHarris

    Take 10, Mr. Brubeck – your music has blessed our lives.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    Thank you. I saw this last night and was going to post in Open Thread.

  • αβγδε

    I was always impressed by the very fact that such a legend was still alive, whenever I’d look him up to see what he was up to. And now that wonder ends with the man as he leaves imminence and enters History forever. Rest In Peace.

    Love Brubeck but I’m sure Mr. Menthol, Paul Desmond, is twitches a little in his grave everytime someone mentions “Take Five” or even “Take Ten” in relation to Brubeck. It’s just one of those things in Jazz – Brubeck is most famous for Take Five, yet it was Desmond who composed that catchy tune.

    Kind of like Ellington, too. I love Take The A Train, perhaps the signature tune associated with Ellington through his orchestra, yet composed by Billy Strayhorn.

  • berto

    when i was 13 and my friend’s dad put on blue ronda ala turk , i felt that i was let in on the greatest secret ever kept. there is an interview with him on some jazz documentary and he’s talking about his dad showing him an old black man’s slave type brand and telling a very young dave that this is the world he was up against and this is what was wrong with man. dave starts crying during the interview. so did i.so very, very heavy. i was lucky to have met hit in 96. he was so chill and easy. i was in awe. i still am. gorgeous.

  • ybt199

    What the fuck has happened to the layout this time? Have you gone back to Discuss again? Please don’t do it. Just keep it simple and JavaScript-free, please!

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    This layout sucks.

  • SomeguyinKorea

    I thought he had died years ago.