Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)


I was very sad to learn yesterday morning that Dave Brubeck passed away one day shy of his 92 birthday.  His music was very influential while I was in High School.  I must have listened to Time Out dozens upon dozens of times.  I learned a great deal from all the music on that record about asymmetric and multi-metric meters.  Later, I would learn about expansive, unapologetically chromatic harmonies from his London Flat, London Sharp.  I always wanted to see him perform before he died.


One thought on “Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)

  1. I’m grateful to have heard a concert of his in Salt Lake 5 years ago (on a date). Don’t know how my date arranged it, but we got to meet him backstage!! It was so neat! Anyway, one of his songs that he wrote for his wife (that he played at his concert) was definitely my favorite that I’ve heard of his. I really wish I could remember what it was called…

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