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Time out -- Take Five With the Brubeck Jazz Quartet

irreducible-complexity Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 12:16 PM
If you're a piano player, just try to play transcripts of some of his stuff. He had enormous hands. Sure, Dave, my left hand can stretch from a C up to the G more than an OCTAVE and a HALF above ... ! No problem at all!! I listened to my vinyl "Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits" as a teenager until it was practically worn through. (Find it on listen dot grooveshark dot com.) Beautiful music, happy memories. Thanks Dave.
Roy323 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 1:38 AM
Absolutely-5/4 Composition is difficult to play for good musicians. He, Brubeck, had the best drummer I ever heard! The world will miss him!

Dave Brubeck wasn't just a goodwill ambassador abroad with his music and manner, but at home. No one who ever met him left without a good feeling -- and a good story. Here's one:

It was long ago when she was a bright girl from deep in the heart of Texas, but every night thanks to the miracle of AM radio, she could hear broadcasts from across the country, and now and then a different kind of music would burst through the static. Was it on KMOX out of St. Louis or WWL in New Orleens-Land-of-Dreams that she first heard...