Skip to comments.David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) Dave Brubeck is dead
Posted on 12/05/2012 1:43:28 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Dave Brubeck's obituary
Dave Brubeck is dead
Dave Brubeck, born on December 6, 1920 in Concord, was an American pianist. He died on December 6, 2012 at the age of 92.
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Local Kjazz station at Cal State long Beach is playing some of his great music.
Rest in peace, Mr. Brubeck and thank you for some outstanding music.
I saw him perform live when he was around 82 — simply amazing. Most of the performance was jazz, but since he was at Georgetown University, one of the beautiful pieces he conducted was a choral mass, with the refrain “Bow down, bow down.” It was gorgeous. I have not been able to find where it is recorded, if any freepers can help.
Dave’s contributions to Jazz go beyond his compositions, style and musical talent. I met him once after a show, a truly nice guy.
Mr. Brubeck, thank you for much great music including the iconic version of Paul Desmond’s “Take Five” and “Unsquare Dance”. Rest easily
There goes a legend... RIP.
Give me five, Dave!
NOT an easy piece to learn nor march to.
I had the good fortune of seeing Mr. Brubeck live in San Francisco several years ago. Even in his eighties, he was amazing. R.I.P.
Take five, Dave, you earned it.
Got to see the Quartet at Arizona State U back in the late 1960s---just before Paul Desmond was gone. Got to go backstage with Joe Morello. Amazing drummer.
A lot of jazz players looked down on Brubeck because he wasn't far out/Miles Davis-ish enough, but he epitomized the best of jazz.
Rest in peace, Mr. Brubeck, you will be missed.
I saw in in concert with his sons about 35 years ago. Many are claimed to be legends, few people qualify. He’s one of the ones who qualify. RIP
I saw him on what may well have been the same tour in the late 70s, as the New Brubeck Quartet with his sons Darius, Dan, and Chris. It was a great show by a great artist.
I’ll try to find the youtube where he teaches and demonstrates his patented (?) roll and criticizes the improper holding of the left stick.
I just made an ass of myself ... I’ll go quietly
Ditto, at the Paramount in Austin. With Peter”Mad Cat” Ruth on harmonica. Amazing.
I hear you’re mad about Brubeck
I like your eyes, I like him too
He’s an artist, a pioneer
We’ve got to have some music on the new frontier.
One of the great ones.
RIP Dave Brubeck. I’m mentally humming one of your tunes as I type.
I was privileged sing with my high school choir and our local philharmonic orchestra way back in 1969 in a performance of “ A Light In the Wilderness”. I still have my autographed copy of the oratorio that we used in practice. He was an unbelievable talent. RIP, Dave Brubeck.
Who’s that big blonde you’re talking to?
She has a touch of Tuesday Weld, no?
If I could bring back Mozart and/or Bach and show them this, amid the wonderment, I’ll bet I’d find some humility in them.
I lay on the wall-to-wall in the living room next to the speakers for hours after school in the 60s listening to Take Five. What a legend.
In case the reds decide to push the button down.