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#1996083 - 12/07/12 06:26 PM Dave Brubeck: RIP  
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Dave Brubeck, Jazz Legend, Dies

My brother and I grew up listening to the Dave Brubeck Quartet (along with many other jazz greats of that era) - for many years we had every album they put out...his music will live for a very long time to come...

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#1996088 - 12/07/12 06:39 PM Re: Dave Brubeck: RIP [Re: TrapperJohn]  
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That calls for at least a Take Five listen on the way home tonight. RIP Dave.


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#1996097 - 12/07/12 06:54 PM Re: Dave Brubeck: RIP [Re: JimF]  
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Originally Posted by JimF
That calls for at least a Take Five listen on the way home tonight. RIP Dave.


IMHO it more calls to learn the piece. :-) By a chance, do you know how difficult it is? I mean this "magical" piano accompaniment from the quartet performance...

Thanks! Karel


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#1996138 - 12/07/12 08:38 PM Re: Dave Brubeck: RIP [Re: TrapperJohn]  
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Dave Brubeck - piano
Paul Desmond - alto sax
Eugene Wright - bass
Joe Morello - drums

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#1996207 - 12/08/12 01:53 AM Re: Dave Brubeck: RIP [Re: TrapperJohn]  
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NPR had a great recorded interview from some years ago that was excellent.

Also was watched / listened to some you tube videos that were linked in other outlets.

It was all amazing, and yet all I could focus on was how far his left hand could span to create a sound most of us can't ordinarily make. Truly unique!


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#1996226 - 12/08/12 03:22 AM Re: Dave Brubeck: RIP [Re: TrapperJohn]  
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In honor of Brubeck, we played Take 5 tonight. A little messy from lack of practice. It was a spur of the moment thing but I suppose it's the thought that counts.

Take 5
https://www.box.com/s/v1cf0mnxn37pje3ok4wq


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#1996260 - 12/08/12 06:44 AM Re: Dave Brubeck: RIP [Re: TrapperJohn]  
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didn't sound bad at all jazzwee. Great job


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#1996472 - 12/08/12 05:04 PM Re: Dave Brubeck: RIP [Re: TrapperJohn]  
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Jazzwee, this sound indeed very good! Thanks for sharing!


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#1996490 - 12/08/12 05:39 PM Re: Dave Brubeck: RIP [Re: TrapperJohn]  
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Always loved Take Five. One of those pieces which when you first hear it you just stop and listen. RIP Dave.


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#1996516 - 12/08/12 06:32 PM Re: Dave Brubeck: RIP [Re: TrapperJohn]  
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Thanks Bobpickle and KarelG! Appreciate the listen.

On the day that Brubeck died, I was listening to a tribute show on Sirius/XM dedicated to him and they were playing all these recordings I have never heard. And that's when I realized, we've done a disservice to Dave Brubeck by attributing ONLY Take 5 to him, and this one was actually written by Paul Desmond.

But after hearing song after song of the material that actually came from Brubeck, I was left with a sense of "Wow -- what a melodic genius."

So while I make a tribute with Take 5, I encourage everyone to look at the other records. There's much more here than meets the eye (& ear). One thing I can say after listening to his other tunes -- he makes every note count.



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#1996569 - 12/08/12 08:44 PM Re: Dave Brubeck: RIP [Re: jazzwee]  
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Originally Posted by jazzwee
In honor of Brubeck, we played Take 5 tonight. A little messy from lack of practice. It was a spur of the moment thing but I suppose it's the thought that counts.

Take 5
https://www.box.com/s/v1cf0mnxn37pje3ok4wq


Jazzwee, that was excellent!


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#1996780 - 12/09/12 08:31 AM Re: Dave Brubeck: RIP [Re: TrapperJohn]  
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Good stuff Jazwee, I love it!!!

It makes me smile.


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#1996793 - 12/09/12 09:24 AM Re: Dave Brubeck: RIP [Re: jazzwee]  
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You are right, jazzwee, he had lots of great material. My personal favorite is his Autumn in Washington Square. Think I'll go have a listen right now.


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