View Full Version : Dave Brubeck has Died.

12-05-2012, 01:31 PM
I just learned the Dave Brubeck has died, according to the Chicago Tribune he died of heart failure while at the hospital in Norwalk Conn. Rest in Peace Dave.


12-05-2012, 01:44 PM
TAKE FIVE, one of the best.

How many of you know the flip side of the Take Five 45 record?

Better yet, how many of you even know what a 45 record is...

12-05-2012, 01:44 PM
Sad news. One of the best. I have been a fan since the '50s.

12-05-2012, 01:47 PM
Very sad news indeed. His album "Time Out" is one of my major musical influences.

I saw him play a few years ago. He came out on stage with some assistance, I seem to remember and I was thinking at the time that he looked frail. Fully expected to be underwhelmed by the show, just to enjoy finally hearing him play, however diminished. Once he sat down, however, he played with all the energy and vigor of a young man. Full show of new music (only did Desmond's Take Five from the old stuff), played like a man possessed. What a great show.

He had an amazing run for sure. We'll be sure to dedicate a tune or two to him at my shows this weekend.

Andrew Mace
12-05-2012, 01:53 PM
Drew, I have a very similar memory, having seen him in concert some time ago. Yes, he looked frail...until his hands hit the keyboard, and magic came out of the piano!

12-05-2012, 01:59 PM
An interesting (though small) observation -- he will be most remembered by folks for a song (Take Five) that he didn't write. That tune was written by Paul Desmond, the alto sax player who played with Bruebeck for many years.

12-05-2012, 01:59 PM
TAKE FIVE, one of the best.

How many of you know the flip side of the Take Five 45 record?

Better yet, how many of you even know what a 45 record is...
Lost a great jazz musician.


12-05-2012, 02:12 PM
Darn Elliot beat me too it. Took me too much time to dig it out of my 45 collection.

12-05-2012, 02:43 PM
Sorry to hear this. We're getting old boys.

12-05-2012, 02:45 PM
What's a 45

12-05-2012, 02:53 PM
What's a 45
A gun.

Andrew Mace
12-05-2012, 03:28 PM
Sorry to hear this. We're getting old boys.So true. On the other hand, it was my almost-21-year-old son who called me this morning to ask me if I'd heard the news! Like all the greats, Brubeck has fans spanning the generations and will continue to do so.

12-05-2012, 03:55 PM
That's really too bad. One of the greats.

12-05-2012, 05:15 PM
What's a 45

Bigger bullet than a 38.

12-05-2012, 05:16 PM
No more live Rondo Ala Turka. Man, that guy had a way with creative time-signatures.

Correction: looked at my LP (and CD) of "Time Out" and it was "Blue Ronda A la Turk."

12-05-2012, 09:45 PM
He had his own sound. He'll be remembered for his uniqueness. Sad.

12-05-2012, 10:15 PM
It is raining in Stockton today! Appropriate for a man that was truely part of the Central Valley of California!

From wiki.....................
"Brubeck was born in the San Francisco Bay Area (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/San_Francisco_Bay_Area) city of Concord (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/Concord,_California), California,[1] (https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/#cite_note-City_of_Concord_news_release-1) and grew up in Ione (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/Ione,_California). His father, Peter Howard "Pete" Brubeck, was a cattle rancher (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/Cattle_rancher), and his mother, Elizabeth (née Ivey), who had studied piano in England under Myra Hess (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/Myra_Hess) and intended to become a concert pianist (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/Concert_pianist), taught piano for extra money.[3] (https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/#cite_note-bookref1-3) His father had Swiss (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/Swiss) ancestry (the family surname was originally "Brodbeck"), while his maternal grandparents were English (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/English_people) and German, respectively.[4] (https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/#cite_note-4)[5] (https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/#cite_note-5)[6] (https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/#cite_note-6) Brubeck originally did not intend to become a musician (his two older brothers, Henry and Howard, were already on that track), but took lessons from his mother. He could not read sheet music (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/Sheet_music) during these early lessons, attributing this difficulty to poor eyesight, but "faked" his way through, well enough that this deficiency went mostly unnoticed.[7] (https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/#cite_note-7)
Intending to work with his father on their ranch, Brubeck entered the College of the Pacific in Stockton, California (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/Stockton,_California), (now the University of the Pacific (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/University_of_the_Pacific_(United_States))) studying veterinary science (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/Veterinary_science), but transferred on the urging of the head of zoology (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/Zoology), Dr. Arnold, who told him "Brubeck, your mind's not here. It's across the lawn in the conservatory (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/Music_school). Please go there. Stop wasting my time and yours".[8] (https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/#cite_note-8) Later, Brubeck was nearly expelled when one of his professors discovered that he could not read music. Several of his professors came forward, arguing that his ability with counterpoint (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/Counterpoint) and harmony (https://www.britishcarforum.com/wiki/Harmony) more than compensated. The college was still afraid that it would cause a scandal, and agreed to let Brubeck graduate only after he had promised never to teach piano.[9] (https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/#cite_note-Cowboy_to_Jazzman-9)"

12-05-2012, 10:52 PM
Never had the oportunity to see him. I did see his son Darius play his vibs at Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit in the early 70's. Missed a chance to see Stan Getz at our high school, too. Regrets...
Truely a great one has left us.