Dave Brubeck

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Dave Brubeck
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Things were pretty hairy back in the late '70s, evidenced by this post-concert portrait of the Brubeck family band. L to R: Chris, Dave, Darius and Dan Brubeck.
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Jazz Legends celebrate at D.C.'s Kennedy Center
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Dave and Iola Brubeck
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Dave Brubeck (leaning on piano) and Paul Desmond (center) encounter Indian musicians (Bombay, India, 1958).
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Dave and Iola Brubeck
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Filming Rediscovering Dave Brubeck... With Hedrick Smith
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Louis Armstrong with Dave Brubeck, New York City 1961
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Dave Brubeck performing at Jazz a Juan
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L to R: Willie Hill (IAJE president), Bill McFarlin (IAJE executive director), Bill Ivey (NEA chairman), Dave Brubeck, Art Farmer, Jean Banks (BMI)
By Mitchell Seidel
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Dave Brubeck at 2010 CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
By Ken Franckling
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Wynton Marsalis and Dave Brubeck at 2010 CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
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Dave Brubeck visits with students from KIPP program in Brooklyn, backstage at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
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Dave Brubeck and Wynton Marsalis at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
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Litchfield Jazz Festival’s first Artist-in-Residence, drummer Matt Wilson leads an Artist Talk with Dave Brubeck.
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Dave Brubeck at Litchfield Jazz Festival 2010
By Nathan Turner
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Dave Brubeck performing with Wynton Marsalis at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
By Melissa Mergner
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Dave Brubeck performing with Wynton Marsalis at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
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Dave Brubeck performing with Wynton Marsalis at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
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Dave Brubeck performing with Wynton Marsalis at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
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Dave Brubeck Quartet with Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Joe Morello and Eugene Wright
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Richie OKon and Dave Brubeck at the Blue Note
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Born on 6 December 1920 in Concord, California, jazz legend Dave Brubeck is equally distinguished as composer and pianist. Studies at the College of the Pacific and with Milhaud at Mills College led to the founding, with fellow students, of the experimental Jazz Workshop Ensemble which recorded in 1949 as the Dave Brubeck Octet. Later, in 1958, the combination of Brubeck with drummer Joe Morello, double bassist Eugene Wright, and alto saxophonist Paul Desmond quickly achieved an overwhelming popular success as the Dave Brubeck Quartet. The Quartet's experimentation with time signatures unusual to jazz produced works like Blue Rondo a la Turk and Take Five, introducing millions of enthusiastic young listeners to unexplored regions of jazz. The group recorded and performed together continuously through 1967.

As composer, Brubeck has written and, in some cases, recorded several large-scale works including two ballets, a musical, an oratorio, four cantatas, a mass, works for jazz combo and orchestra, and many solo piano pieces. In the last 20 years, he has organized several new quartets and continued to appear at the Newport, Monterey, Concord, and Kool Jazz Festivals. Brubeck performed at the White House in 1964 and 1981 and at the 1988 Moscow summit honoring the Gorbachevs. He is the recipient of four honorary degrees, the BMI Jazz Pioneer Award, and the 1988 American Eagle Award presented by the National Music Council.

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03/13/14    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Dave Brubeck’s Widow Iola Dies at 90

07/22/13    Features    By Christopher Loudon

Tony Bennett on His 1962 Collaboration With Dave Brubeck

04/01/13    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Lost Bennett/Brubeck White House Recording to Be Released

March 2013    Farewells    By George Wein

George Wein Remembers Dave Brubeck

12/11/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

University of the Pacific Plans Brubeck Events

12/08/12    The Wilmeth Wyvern    By Tom Wilmeth

Dave Brubeck—Time Out

12/05/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Dave Brubeck, Jazz Icon, Dies at 91

07/13/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Concord Releases Five New Titles in ‘Very Best Of’ Series

03/26/12    Farewells    By Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck Remembers Joe Morello

01/24/12    The Wilmeth Wyvern    By Tom Wilmeth

The Dave Brubeck Quartet's 'Last Time Out'

07/08/11    Concerts    By Christopher Loudon

TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2011: To Jazz or Not to Jazz?

01/26/11    News    By Lee Mergner

NEA Announces $250K in Grants to Presenters

12/05/10    News    By Lee Mergner

Jazz News & Stories From Around the World

11/29/10    News    By Lee Mergner

In Dave Brubeck’s Own Sweet Way

08/09/10    Concerts    By Ken Franckling

CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival

05/06/10    News    By Lee Mergner

Litchfield Jazz Festival Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Blockbuster Lineup

11/16/09    News    By Lee Mergner

Dave Brubeck Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Time Out at The Blue Note in NYC

04/01/09    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Headliners

03/29/09    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Dave Brubeck Unable to Perform, due to Illness

December 2008    The Archivist    By Scott Yanow

Giants of the Big Band Era
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December 2008    The Archivist    By Scott Yanow

Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival
Shirley Horn

May 2008    Features    By Dr. Curtis Sandberg

Jam Ambassadors

March 2008    At Home    By Jeff Tamarkin

Dave and Iola Brubeck

November 2007    Albums    By Will Smith

Indian Summer
Dave Brubeck

November 2007    News    By David French

Jazz Icons DVDs: Buried Treasure

07/03/07    Concerts    By Thomas Conrad

TD Toronto Jazz Festival

07/03/07    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

Syracuse Jazz Fest

May 2007    News    By Willard Jenkins

Living History: Jazz Legends Celebrate at D.C.’s Kennedy Center

November 2006    Features    By

Autumn Chill: Smooth Jazzers Reflect on their Hard-Jazz Heroes

09/19/06    Concerts    By Scott Yanow

Monterey Jazz Festival 2006

September 2005    Features    By

50 LPs from 35 Years of JazzTimes, Part II

June 2005    Eighty-Eights    By Thomas Conrad

London Flat, London Sharp
The Dave Brubeck Quartet

June 2005    Eighty-Eights    By Thomas Conrad

London Flat, London Sharp
The Dave Brubeck Quartet

July/August 2004    News    By Harvey Siders

Dave Brubeck: Reporting in Time

June 2003    Albums    By Christopher Loudon

Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast
Marian McPartland/Dave Brubeck

05/17/03    Concerts    By Chris Walker

Playboy Jazz Festival 2003

May 2003    Albums    By Doug Ramsey

Park Avenue South
Dave Brubeck Quartet

January/February 2003    Albums    By David Franklin

Jazz at the College of the Pacific (Volume 2)
Dave Brubeck Quartet

June 2002    Albums    By Owen Cordle

1969 All-Star White House Tribute to Duke Ellington
Various Artists

January/February 2002    Eighty-Eights    By Larry Appelbaum

The Crossing
Dave Brubeck Quartet

11/06/01    Concerts    By Doug Ramsey

Dave Brubeck Quartet and Bill Smith at the Earshot Jazz Festival

June 2001    Albums    By Owen Cordle

Double Live From the US and UK
Dave Brubeck Quartet

November 2000    Albums    By Larry Appelbaum

One Alone
Dave Brubeck

September 1999    Albums    By Patricia Myers

The 40th Anniversary Tour of the U.K.
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March 1999    Albums    By Doug Ramsey

Buried Treasures
Dave Brubeck

October 1997    Albums    By Bill Bennett

In Their Own Sweet Way
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March 1997    Briefs    By David Zych

Time Further Out
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Albums

Buried Treasures

Columbia Jazz
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Brubeck Plays Brubeck

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Bravo! Brubeck!

Columbia Jazz
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Brubeck Time

Columbia Jazz

Brandenburg Gate: Revisted

Columbia Jazz
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Brubeck and Rushing

Columbia Jazz
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One Alone

Telarc
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Time Further Out

Columbia/Legacy

One Alone

Telarc
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In Their Own Sweet Way

Telarc
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The 40th Anniversary Tour of the U.K.

Telarc

One Alone

Telarc

So What's New

Telarc

At Carnegie Hall

Columbia/Legacy

Jazz Impressions of Japan

Columbia/Legacy

Vocal Encounters

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Double Live From the US and UK

Telarc

Jazz: Red Hot and Cool

Columbia/Legacy
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The Crossing

Telarc
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Jazz at the College of the Pacific (Volume 2)

Fantasy Records
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Park Avenue South

Telarc

The Essential Dave Brubeck

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For All Time

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Private Brubeck Remembers

Telarc

Private Brubeck Remembers (SACD)

Telarc

Jazz Moods: Cool

Columbia/Legacy
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London Flat, London Sharp

Telarc
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1969 All-Star White House Tribute to Duke Ellington

Blue Note Records
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Indian Summer

Telarc
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Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast

Jazz Alliance
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50 Years of Dave Brubeck

MJF Records
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On the Radio: Live 1956-57

Jazz Band
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Legacy of a Legend

Columbia/Legacy
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The Definitive Dave Brubeck on Fantasy, Concord Jazz, and Telarc

Concord Jazz
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