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Dave Brubeck

David Warren Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.

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Do you think Duke Ellington didn't listen to Debussy? Louis Armstrong loved opera, did you know that ...

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Concord, California was a great place to grow up.

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I had the first integrated Army band in World War II.

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Jazz stands for freedom. It's supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and ...

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When you hear Bach or Mozart, you hear perfection. Remember that Bach, Mozart and Beethoven were gre ...

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If there's a deadline, I work late. If not, I like to have normal hours, and get up early and work. ...

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When I was 20, Shostakovich was my favorite composer. I still find his Fifth Symphony wonderful, wit ...

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I knew I wanted to write on religious themes when I was a GI in World War II. I saw and experienced ...

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I got a poster from Columbia Records, and there's Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Ellington, Count Basi ...

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My own Brubeck Institute in California is turning out fantastic young jazz players, and I know great ...

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I'm always hoping for the nights that are inspired where you almost have an out of body experience.

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