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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:24 PM

RIP Dave Brubeck.

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http://my.chicagotribune.com/#story/chi-dave-brubeck-dead-20121205/

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Reply RIP Dave Brubeck. (Original post)
ohiosmith Dec 2012 OP
Ptah Dec 2012 #1
ohiosmith Dec 2012 #2
pokerfan Dec 2012 #3
Joe Shlabotnik Dec 2012 #4
geardaddy Dec 2012 #5
MrMickeysMom Dec 2012 #12
CBGLuthier Dec 2012 #6
johnsolaris Dec 2012 #7
MuseRider Dec 2012 #8
johnsolaris Dec 2012 #10
elleng Dec 2012 #9
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #11
nomorenomore08 Dec 2012 #13
JBoy Dec 2012 #14
AnneD Dec 2012 #16
JBoy Dec 2012 #17
AnneD Dec 2012 #18
nomorenomore08 Dec 2012 #19
ProfessorGAC Dec 2012 #15

Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:39 PM

1. Damn. Here's a version with vocals:

Dave Brubeck & Al Jarreau - Take Five

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Response to Ptah (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:40 PM

2. Thanks!

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:48 PM

3. Listening to nothing but Brubeck today

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:54 PM

4. Oh my!

Thats sucks, just ruined my day. Brubeck was a genius.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:57 PM

5. I just saw that.

RIP Dave.

Saw him once in concert. I think he was about 90 at the time.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:05 PM

12. My goodness, that must have been 2 years ago!

I'm so sad on his passing...

He sure gave us the beat.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:20 PM

6. On the Simpsons once Lisa tried to think of a jazz musician who lived a long life

91 is like 198 in jazz years.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:33 PM

7. fantastic show

Hi,

I saw him in concert only one time, but it was fantastic. He came to Dallas with his band which was comprised of his Sons and played with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. It was truly a wonderful night.

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Response to johnsolaris (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:58 PM

8. I just saw the news and am so very sad.

He came and played with us about 12 years ago, maybe not more than 10 I can't remember. What a wonderful man. His band leader came and we rehearsed with the band, yes several were his sons and then Dave came after and we rehearsed a couple of time with him as well. He was kind and giving, fun and oh so very talented. He was very gracious with all of us, speaking with us when we approached him. He had the softest but strongest hands I ever shook.

So sad but so happy to have the legacy of his music and the memory of being able to make some of it with him.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:44 PM

10. missed that show

Hi,

I was actually out of town on the show you mention. The one I saw was in the mid-70's in an outdoor show in the Summer.
I am sure the show you were in was just as fantastic as the one I attended. He later said in an interview that his sons made him work harder at playing than he had, but it was wonderful to have his family with him on the road.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:13 PM

9. Thanks, ohio.



Taken from Mozart!

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:47 PM

11. ah. Damn.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:56 AM

13. "Take Five" is one of the most recognizable melodies in all of modern music.

Even if he'd never accomplished anything else he would still be notable for that.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:04 PM

14. Here's a version done by a Pakistani orchestra

featuring a sitar and tabla. Amazing!

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Response to JBoy (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:53 PM

16. My hubby is a professional sitar player....

I can't wait to share this with him. Thanks!

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Response to AnneD (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:21 PM

17. great story on the orchestra here

http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/05/pakistan-musicians-top-western-charts-jazz

The juxtaposition of jazz with Pakistani culture is, to me, fascinating.

Music is truly a universal language.

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Response to JBoy (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:31 PM

18. Jazz rhythms...

were influenced by sephardic Jewish syncopated rhythms. What goes around comes around.

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Response to JBoy (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:12 PM

19. That actually is kinda cool. I like it.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:45 PM

15. My Memories of Brubeck

I'm crossposting from Musicians.

Dave Brubeck was very important to me. I started playing jazz piano when i was 10. (1966)

My dad was a west coast jazz fan. Getz, Randolph, Montgomery, Farlow, Brubeck, et al.

He had albums of the bebop and hard bop guys, but never listened to them because he didn't like them. Then i heard Monk, and all was over. I was the east coast kid, with a west coast dad.

But, by the time i was 14 and had been studying piano for 10 years and jazz for 4 i was hearing things in a different way. And Brubeck was a revelation.

So, at that point while i was east and my dad was west, we agreed completely on Brubeck. If there was a roadtrip for some reason, we could also throw a Brubeck tape (yeah, we had an 8 track recorder for car purposes) and all was good.

His mastery of block chording and his ideas (along with Desmond) of off-meter was stunning. Every knows Take 5, but Blue Rondo ala Turk was even cooler. 13/4 time. Who else did that? It didn't hurt that Paul Desmond was one of the most adventerous sax players of his time.

Just thought i'd share why Brubeck mattered to me and just wishing him well in his eternal jam night.

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