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HAMBONE
Dec 05 2012
at 12:04 PM
The terms "greatest" and "genius" are overused, but Brubeck was both. He will be missed dearly. RIP
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mountain
Dec 18 2012
at 3:36 PM
Bookmark and Share I grew up hearing Brubeck (along with Joni Mitchell and the Beatles)from my father’s stereo beginning in the late 60s, throughout my childhood and my teen years. His music has always been part of my music volcabularly. I did have the chance to see Dave play along with my father several years ago. He was certainly a role model and a giant in a business that is very, very tough playing music that does not get the respect it deserves. God bless, Dave.
HAMBONE
Dec 06 2012
at 11:17 AM
Bookmark and Share My daughter texted me from college yesterday in Ohio shortly after the word was out of his passing telling me the school’s jazz band had a scheduled concert yesterday that they turned into a dedication to his music. It was great to know the music director and musicians were respectful enough to honor Brubeck that way. She later said it was a great performance and the music director spoke about Brubeck’s influence on his life. I’m sure there will be many more such tributes in the coming months,deservedly so.I’m so glad I had the chance to see him twice(in 76 with his sons and 2010 with his quartet)May his legacy will live forever.
franksexton
Dec 06 2012
at 8:57 AM
Bookmark and Share He died one day prior to his 92nd birthday. His album Time Out , released in 1959, was the first jazz album to sell more than a million copies. I saw him peform with 3 of his sons in what was called The New Brubek Quartet. My 12 year old daughter loves his music. Like John McLaughlin said about Coltrane - "The Music will never die."
mario toni
Dec 06 2012
at 8:07 AM
Bookmark and Share Another legend is gone! :(
bluepno
Dec 06 2012
at 7:31 AM
Bookmark and Share Growing up in Connecticut I had the chance to see Dave Brubeck with his 3 sons a number of times. Great music from a true human being. One visit in the early spring I visited NYC.Sunday mornings are quiet in the city and I took a walk over to St. Patricks cathedral. They were performing a Cantata by Dave so I stayed for the performance. What a surprise when the man himself came out to play piano and conduct the performance. A wonderful moment in time.Intelligent music for a nation coping with musical mediocrity.
bxl12378
Dec 06 2012
at 6:17 AM
Bookmark and Share I had the honour seeing him perform live some few years ago. One of my best memories.A legend.Take care mister Brubeck.
thehague
Dec 06 2012
at 5:10 AM
Bookmark and Share Jazz began for me with Brubeck. Although he reached a magnificent age, I can’t believe he passed on. What’s left is a great body of work. I admire him so much. May he perform upon the big stage.
naut
Dec 05 2012
at 10:28 PM
Bookmark and Share Well, "giant" isn’t overused, so I’ll say he was a giant. Fine bandleader as well. My brother’s birthday, so I’ll remember Brubeck dying on the 5th. Hope it was a peaceful passing.
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