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Jazz great Dave Brubeck dies
Yahoo News ^ | 12/05/12 | Yahoo News Staff

Posted on 12/05/2012 9:14:28 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway

Pioneering jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck has died. Russell Gloyd, Brubeck's manager, says he died Wednesday morning of heart failure, after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son. He would have turned 92 on Thursday. The Dave Brubeck Quartet's pieces such as "Take Five" caught listeners' ears with exotic, challenging rhythms and became enduring standards. In 1954 he was the first modern jazz musician to be pictured on the cover of Time magazine. The quartet's 1959 album "Time Out" was the first ever million-selling jazz LP. "Take Five," a cut from that album by saxophonist Paul Desmond, became the group's signature theme.

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KEYWORDS: brubeck; davebrubeck; jazz; music; obituary
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1 posted on 12/05/2012 9:14:30 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I saw him play a couple of times. Wonderful!

Rest in peace, Dave.

2 posted on 12/05/2012 9:17:33 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Such memories!. RIP Mr. Bruebeck.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 9:17:47 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Heaven just got a little jazzier. :^( He and Paul Desmond haven't jammed since the mid '70s.
4 posted on 12/05/2012 9:18:25 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: trisham

Jazz greats never die. They just take five.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 9:18:25 AM PST by golux
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

RIP Mr.Brubeck.

Don’t listen to many instrumentals but recognized Take Five with the first few notes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faJE92phKzI


6 posted on 12/05/2012 9:19:14 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Take Five video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1S_vA0ougg


7 posted on 12/05/2012 9:19:14 AM PST by Roccus
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

RIP Dave. Lucky to see your concert here on Maui several years ago.


8 posted on 12/05/2012 9:19:22 AM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Aw. Dave takes five! RIP - I loved your music.


9 posted on 12/05/2012 9:20:40 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: trisham

10 posted on 12/05/2012 9:20:45 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Spelling: That would be Brubeck, NOT Bruebeck. Sorry ‘bout that. I have bandages on my fingers....cats. Makes typing a bit of a challenge.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 9:20:53 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I'm not a huge jazz guy. When I saw the headline, I was amazed that he was still alive. I mean "Sing, Sing, Sing" came out in 1936, right? Then I slap myself in the head and realize I'm thinking of Benny Goodman.

I actually own "Time Out" -- I like Brubeck's stuff and I'm embarassed I confused him with another jazz great.

RIP

12 posted on 12/05/2012 9:21:40 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Went to school with his son, Matthew. He came to the school one day unannounced to play with Matthew and his older brothers. Made me a jazz lover on the spot.
RIP, Dave.


13 posted on 12/05/2012 9:23:33 AM PST by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
One of my all-time favorite Brubeck recordings -- a live performance with the Dave Brubeck Quartet doing an extended version of one of his greatest hits.

Alto sax player Paul Desmond displays his witty brilliance on an extended blues solo, and Drummer Joe Morello turns in an amazing performance.

Blue Rondo a la Turk (concert performance)

14 posted on 12/05/2012 9:25:03 AM PST by Maceman
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To: ClearCase_guy

Some songs take awhile to recognize when you hear them but Take Five was not among them...


15 posted on 12/05/2012 9:27:05 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: golux

:)


16 posted on 12/05/2012 9:28:38 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

BUMP to a great talent!


17 posted on 12/05/2012 9:28:42 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Sir, take all the time you like. You brought joy to millions of music fans. May God bless and keep you close.

I can only imagine all the wonderful music, being played perfectly, up there.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 9:29:03 AM PST by wizr (Keep the Faith!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

A brilliant and very nice man. He loved what he did, and it showed.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 9:30:14 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Yes, ‘Take Five’ was his signature song but I always liked ‘Blue Rondo A La Turk’ as opposed to ‘Take Five’.


20 posted on 12/05/2012 9:36:45 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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21 posted on 12/05/2012 9:40:41 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Almost and sometimes the first note. It was so unique and recognizable.

Happy to hear Dave made it to 92. Hope he passed easily.


22 posted on 12/05/2012 9:42:46 AM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Just heard TAKE FIVE this morning.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 9:42:52 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Maceman; Elsie
My favorite as well. Just posted it on Facebook for my kids as they got to hear that album almost every day.

When I was a kid of 19 living in Copenhagen in 1961 I went to the American Embassy Library and checked out "Time Out" repeatedly.

Also the fun part of getting the "Voice of America" hosted by Willis Conover was that the Soviets blocked every program. But at precisely at 10:00 pm VOA Jazz Hour came on. All blocking ended and the jazz came in clearly. I think Jazz played a huge role for freedom.

24 posted on 12/05/2012 9:43:49 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: trisham

Last week’s Office (something to the affect of):

Angela: “That’s the stupidest thing in the world”.
Dwight:”No. The stupidest thing in the world is jazz.”
Angela (breaking down) exclaiming: “Why can’t they just play the right notes?!?”

Tears


25 posted on 12/05/2012 9:45:26 AM PST by PfromHoGro (Free citizens voted to become subjects of the state, how about that!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

A sad loss of a talent that defined a genre of music. RIP Mr. Brubeck with out thanks.

For those who are’t jazz fans, just go on Youtube and play anything from “Dave Brubecks Christmas”, you will be rewarded.


26 posted on 12/05/2012 9:45:55 AM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

“our” thanks, jeez fingers...


27 posted on 12/05/2012 9:46:40 AM PST by bigbob
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Just more $hitty news today...


28 posted on 12/05/2012 9:53:52 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’ve had “Take Five” as my ringtone for quite a while now. Sometimes I groove a little before I answer.


29 posted on 12/05/2012 9:54:04 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I thought Dave was going to live on long enough to accompany the Last Trump - syncopated Hebrew Jazz in a minor key.

It would have confounded anyone but true believers.

God Bless you Dave

Mel


30 posted on 12/05/2012 10:07:43 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I love his music.
RIP to one of the GREATS.


31 posted on 12/05/2012 10:08:31 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I knew of Brubeck’s Take Five but when I heard George Benson’s version...WOW!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhSBK8VaLss


32 posted on 12/05/2012 10:08:54 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Thank you for the image. :-)


33 posted on 12/05/2012 10:09:22 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Stuned.

RIP Dave, thanks for the great sounds.


34 posted on 12/05/2012 10:10:26 AM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: P from Sheb

I think Dave would have appreciated that. :)


35 posted on 12/05/2012 10:11:15 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Maceman

Thank you for that song. I have saved it.


36 posted on 12/05/2012 10:11:29 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“Take Five”. A timeless tune from a great man. Gonna miss you, Mr. Brubeck. Thanks for all joy you brought into this world.


37 posted on 12/05/2012 10:13:25 AM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

RIP, Dave Brubeck. He turned me onto jazz as a child with “Take Five”. I used to play it over and over...


38 posted on 12/05/2012 10:19:36 AM PST by Clock King
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Salute in 5/4 time. RIP Mr. Brubeck.


39 posted on 12/05/2012 10:23:51 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: trisham

“I saw him play a couple of times. Wonderful!”

Me too! He started playing at hotels in his home town of Concord, CA. Then moved on to San Francisco.


40 posted on 12/05/2012 10:24:49 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Borges

ping


41 posted on 12/05/2012 10:26:55 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Believe it or not, I used to DJ at a college radio station with a mostly-jazz format. Take 5 was one of my favorites.
42 posted on 12/05/2012 10:28:44 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Such a loss. I’ve enjoyed Brubeck’s music my entire life. He was blessed with a full life.


43 posted on 12/05/2012 10:29:28 AM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

This is simply beautiful!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBoWPijGH5M


44 posted on 12/05/2012 10:32:31 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Clock King

45 posted on 12/05/2012 10:33:17 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
DB was a genius. He had a long and wonderful life.

Thanks for the music....

46 posted on 12/05/2012 10:33:17 AM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Drumbo

Ping


47 posted on 12/05/2012 10:36:37 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Maceman

home listening bkmk


48 posted on 12/05/2012 10:46:07 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Brubeck, among his many other greats, recorded one of the greatest tv show themesongs of all time. Here’s the theme from the excellent (if sadly short-lived) show Mr. Broadway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nZxWo1nEEM


49 posted on 12/05/2012 10:52:16 AM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Videos at this link

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20609327


50 posted on 12/05/2012 11:23:32 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (Us and Them...)
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