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The Dave Brubeck Quartet

American jazz pianist and composer (1920-2012)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet

American jazz pianist and composer (1920-2012)
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birthday
6th
December, 1920
Death
5th
December, 2012
Birth Place
Concord, California, U.S.
Birth Sign
sagittarius
Biography

David Warren Brubeck (; December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. Many of his compositions have become jazz standards including “In Your Own Sweet Way” and “The Duke”. Brubeck’s style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting both his mother’s classical training and his own improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures as well as superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.
Brubeck experimented with time signatures throughout his career, recording “Unsquare Dance” in 7
4, “World’s Fair” in 13
8, and “Blue Rondo la Turk” in 9
8. He was also a composer of orchestral and sacred music and wrote soundtracks for television, such as Mr. Broadway and the animated miniseries This Is America, Charlie Brown.
Often incorrectly attributed to Brubeck, the song “Take Five”, which has become a jazz standard, was composed by Brubeck’s long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond. Appearing on one of the top-selling jazz albums, Time Out, and written in 5
4 time, “Take Five” has endured as a jazz classic associated with Brubeck.

instruments played
Piano
Associated Acts

Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright, Joe Morello, Gerry Mulligan

Birth Name

David Warren Brubeck

Genres

Jazz, cool jazz, West Coast jazz, third stream

Website
Years Active

1940s 2012

Name

The Dave Brubeck Quartet

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