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AWAY WITH THE “A” TRAIN: THE DEATH OF DAVE BRUBECK

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Dave Brubeck, the guy who gave the world Take Five, Take The A Train and Blue Rondo A La Turk died today on the 5th of December, 2012. That´s only one day before his 92nd birthday.

This is my favourite piece by him called Brandenburg Gate – a wonderful surprising thing that sit on your ears like warm fluffy ear-muffs (with an occasional frosty kick). And I find it short of miraculous that even such a classical music ignoramus as myself noticed Bach is here at play.

The second video is the 1961 recording of a TV show with Brubeck´s band, including a fantastic interview he gave that day explaining his idea of jazz music.

Enjoy!

2 comments on “AWAY WITH THE “A” TRAIN: THE DEATH OF DAVE BRUBECK

  1. berlioz1935
    December 5, 2012

    Your are not only a bringer of good tidings. Dave Brubeck, I just love his music. I was lucky enough to see him twice “live” in concert. Once in the Sydney Opera House and once in Berlin at the Hochschule fuer Musik. What a genius.

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