Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dave Brubeck's last time out

I have just learnt that Dave Brubeck, the great American jazz pianist who broke new grounds with his time signatures, died yesterday from heart failure. He would have celebrated his 92nd birthday today. There are already numerous tributes to him on the Internet but I particularly liked this one as the writer described how Brubeck just managed to avoid being sent to the front in World World Two.

Side One: Take Five, I'm In A Dancing Mood, In Your Own Sweet Way, Camptown Races, The Duke
Side Two: It's A Raggy Waltz, Bossa Nova USA, Trolley Song, Unsquare Dance, Blue Rondo A La Turk, Theme From Mr Broadway

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