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Dave Brubeck, October 8, 1954

Source: Wikipedia

David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (December 6, 1920 ā€“ December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.

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  • Birth name: David Warren Brubeck
  • Born: December 6, 1920 Concord, California, U.S.
  • Died: December 5, 2012 (aged 91) Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Genres: Jazz, cool jazz, West Coast jazz, third stream
  • Occupation(s): Pianist, composer, bandleader
  • Instruments: Piano
  • Years active: 1940sā€“2012
  • Labels: Columbia, Legacy, Sony, Concord, A&M, Atlantic
  • Associated acts: Dave Brubeck Quartet, Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright, Joe Morello, Gerry Mulligan
  • Website: www.davebrubeck.com
  • Origin: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Genres: Jazz
  • Years active: 1951ā€“2012
  • Website: davebrubeck.com
  • Past members: Dave Brubeck Paul Desmond Bob Bates Joe Dodge Ron Crotty Lloyd Davis Joe Morello Norman Bates Eugene Wright Gerry Mulligan Jack Six Alan Dawson Darius Brubeck Chris Brubeck Dan Brubeck Bobby Militello Michael Moore Randy Jones

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NY Times Music, 2020-03-21 21:24:10
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The Dave Brubeck Quartet's 'Time Out' at 60: Inside Jazz's First Million-Selling LP
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George Avakian, Record Producer and Talent Scout, Dies at 98
NY Times Music, 2017-11-24 02:28:24
Mr. Avakian was a longtime force in the recording industry, helping the careers of Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Keith Jarrett and the comedian Bob Newhart.

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