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Response to 1gobluedem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:52 PM

43. Brubeck put jazz on the pop map. My, what a loss...

I never saw him live, except for a 1960 T.V. show which featured Brubeck and his group, playing the "long version" of Take Five. We lived across the yard from our neighbor, but couldn't pick up the Daytona channel, so we watched there. What a fine song and career.

Most here probably don't know how much impact "Take Five" had on the music scene. Rock 'n' Roll was in a lull, Folk was arguably at it's high-water mark, and pop was rather weak. Then that song hit. Huge sales, heard it everywhere, saw the act frequently on T.V. There have been jazz songs before and since which have dipped into the old Top 40, but for a time Brubeck owned the chart. And jazz musicians had big-time popular credibility.

A lion indeed!

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