12.6.1920 - 12.5.2012

Dave Brubeck, designated a “Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, was one of the most active and popular musicians in both the jazz and classical worlds. With a career that spanned over six decades, his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality remain hallmarks of innovation.

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JAZZIZ - Year By Year: Five Essential Albums of 1959

May 11, 2019

Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Out (Columbia) At a time when jazz was widely structured around the standard 4/4 and 3/4 beats, the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Time Out emerged as a breath of “cool” fresh air. Dave Brubeck was one of the most popular pianists of the ’50s whose two-fisted block chord playing and composition…...