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David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) Dave Brubeck is dead
necropedia.org ^ | December 5, 2012

Posted on 12/05/2012 1:43:28 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Dave Brubeck's obituary

Dave Brubeck
1920 - 2012

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.

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a loved one.


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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: jazz
Not sure why Dec 6 is mentioned,...unless this site is in Australia.

Local Kjazz station at Cal State long Beach is playing some of his great music.

1 posted on 12/05/2012 1:43:35 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Rest in peace, Mr. Brubeck and thank you for some outstanding music.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 1:48:15 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 1:49:19 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Government canÂ’t redistribute talent, willpower, or intelligence, except through dictatorship.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Dave’s contributions to Jazz go beyond his compositions, style and musical talent. I met him once after a show, a truly nice guy.


4 posted on 12/05/2012 1:50:15 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Mr. Brubeck, thank you for much great music including the iconic version of Paul Desmond’s “Take Five” and “Unsquare Dance”. Rest easily


5 posted on 12/05/2012 1:53:24 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

There goes a legend... RIP.


6 posted on 12/05/2012 1:59:54 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Give me five, Dave!


7 posted on 12/05/2012 2:09:18 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Albion Wilde
His most famous choral Mass setting is To Hope. Telarc released a version recorded at the National Cathedral.
8 posted on 12/05/2012 2:09:47 PM PST by wideawake
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To: muir_redwoods
The Boston Crusaders played Unsquare dance in '64 or '65 (I forget)

NOT an easy piece to learn nor march to.

Here's Dave and his quartet, 1961

9 posted on 12/05/2012 2:10:46 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

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.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 2:15:06 PM PST by RedStateNotShirt
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Take five, Dave, you earned it.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 2:15:18 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Albion Wilde
The Dave Brubeck Quartet's "Bossa Nova USA," a somewhat rare album, was my first ever record album. Loved 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.

12 posted on 12/05/2012 2:16:24 PM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Rest in peace, Mr. Brubeck, you will be missed.


13 posted on 12/05/2012 2:19:01 PM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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


14 posted on 12/05/2012 2:20:03 PM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Daveinyork

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.


15 posted on 12/05/2012 2:23:10 PM PST by drjimmy
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To: RedStateNotShirt

I’ll try to find the youtube where he teaches and demonstrates his patented (?) roll and criticizes the improper holding of the left stick.


16 posted on 12/05/2012 2:26:48 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

I just made an ass of myself ... I’ll go quietly


17 posted on 12/05/2012 2:30:46 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Daveinyork

Ditto, at the Paramount in Austin. With Peter”Mad Cat” Ruth on harmonica. Amazing.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 2:31:55 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

RIP


19 posted on 12/05/2012 3:40:15 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.

RIP Dave


20 posted on 12/05/2012 3:43:59 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Aaaaww, man.

One of the great ones.

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21 posted on 12/05/2012 3:49:07 PM PST by Mears
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

RIP Dave Brubeck. I’m mentally humming one of your tunes as I type.


22 posted on 12/05/2012 3:59:56 PM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Mears

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.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 4:11:59 PM PST by Reagan's My Hero
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To: dfwgator

Who’s that big blonde you’re talking to?
She has a touch of Tuesday Weld, no?


24 posted on 12/05/2012 9:26:44 PM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: muir_redwoods; All
Daves BEST Unsquare Dance with LSO .. 2001
25 posted on 12/06/2012 6:18:32 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

RIP


26 posted on 12/06/2012 6:19:32 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: knarf

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.


27 posted on 12/06/2012 6:32:07 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: LS
Got to see the Quartet at Arizona State U back in the late 1960s---

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.

28 posted on 12/06/2012 9:29:52 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Government canÂ’t redistribute talent, willpower, or intelligence, except through dictatorship.)
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To: Erasmus

In case the reds decide to push the button down.


29 posted on 12/06/2012 9:53:04 AM PST by jaydubya2
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