Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck, who has died aged 91, was one of the most famous jazz musicians of the 20th century. Brubeck, with his studious manner and earnest progressivism, aroused sharply conflicting views among musicians and critics. Charlie Parker admired him, whereas Miles Davis found his playing deficient in swing. Jazz aficionados, suspicious of his great popularity, often complained that his music was lightweight and excessively cool, or even that he did not play real jazz at all.

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5 comments for “Dave Brubeck

  1. Penseivat
    December 6, 2012 at 22:16

    When I heard, I had to take five to think about his contribution to easy listening jazz – one particular record playing a major (aesthetic) part in a major seduction (we ended up married).
    A sad loss to music lovers.

  2. December 6, 2012 at 22:36

    One of my favorite jazz musicians of all time. He will be missed by many.

  3. james wilson
    December 6, 2012 at 22:40

    Charlie Parker was no snob. He was known to drop his dime in the jukebox and punch up a country disc.

  4. December 6, 2012 at 22:49

    Penseivat – “take five” – noted.

    Bob and James – yes.

  5. December 6, 2012 at 23:36

    Dave Brubeck was never at the top of my hit parade but his stuff was always there in my mucic collection, in whatever format.

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