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Time out -- Take Five With the Brubeck Jazz Quartet

karlinsync Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:33 AM
Mr Brubeck played a lot in Detroit at their annual Labor Day Jazz Fest. I alway attended and 2 years ago I took my nephew who would be shipping out to Iraq in 2 months. Mr Brubeck was heading into a mobile to get out of the heat. I loudly asked if he would be so kind to take a picture with the 2 of us. He smiled, backed down from the steps, came over and spoke a few words with us! He said he had been to Iraq back in the 50s. He wished my nephew good luck and let us get a picture. A class act and a very gentlemen in every which way. I will not forget Mr Brubeck and his music will live on. God Bless

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...