Thursday, December 06, 2012


Dave Brubeck, an American musical artist treasure .....

Born December 6, 1920 – Died December 5, 2012 at age 91 years.   

Honoring Dave Brubeck with his sons Jazz quintet at Kennedy Center December 6, 2009

“David Warren "Dave" Brubeck…an American jazz pianist…has written a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranges 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.

"His long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, wrote the Dave Brubeck Quartet's best remembered piece, "Take Five",[1] which is in 5/4 time and has endured as a jazz classic. Brubeck experimented with time signatures throughout his career, recording "Pick Up Sticks" in 6/4, "Unsquare Dance" in 7/4, and "Blue Rondo à la Turk" in 9/8. He is also a respected composer of orchestral and sacred music, and wrote soundtracks for television such as Mr. Broadway and the animated miniseries This Is America, Charlie Brown.”       by faridb2000 at YouTube 

Take Five ….. with Dave Brubeck
Through the years …..   

Montreal Jazz Festival 2009 ♫ 

Piano : Dave Brubeck
Cellist : Matt Brubeck (the son)
Drums : Randy Jones
Sax : Bobby Militello
Bass : Michael Moore

Dave Brubeck Quartet (Belgium 1964)   

Dave Brubeck - piano
Paul Desmond - alto saxophone
Eugene Wright - bass
Joe Morello - drums

Take Five ..... Lean back ..... close your eyes ..... relax ..... listen .....

 The music lives on.









  1. Wonderful posting, Joared. Thank you!
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  2. I am so sad about this – yesterday was a difficult day for so many of us who loved Dave Brubeck. I still have the 33 LP record of Time Out I bought in the early 1960s. I must have listened hundreds of time to Time Out and also Rondo a la Turk. Strangely last week I decided to buy a couple of Christmas CDs and decided to buy Dave’s 1996 Christmas CD. I still have not received it though but am looking forward to it a lot. The other one I bought, and received today, is the Charlie Brown Christmas CD by Vince Guaraldi – got both second-hand. Dave was an innovator and a giant in jazz – he made “cool” jazz cool. He will be missed.

  3. We had the record with Take Five on it. I think everyone did!

  4. Some of the best laid-back listening music ever done. Thanks for the links.

  5. Dear Joared, I've been gone from blogging for about two weeks and so I've missed commenting on your postings. I'm glad I returned today and got to listen to the videos you gave us of Dave Brubeck's famous "Take Five." He was a giant and he will be missed. But we are so fortunate that music lives on. Peace.

  6. I've always regretted that I missed was Brubeck Quartet's "Jazz at Oberlin." So many of my friends returned from the concert ecstatic. Cannot believe I was studying...maybe had an exam coming up. Not a diligent Obie student, have always wondered why I was not there--and it was free.