Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Jazz great Dave Brubeck died today in Norwalk. A Wilton resident, he would have turned 92 on Thursday.
One of the most popular jazz musicians of the 1950s and ’60s, Brubeck died while on his way to a cardiology appointment, according to Russell Gloyd, his producer, conductor and manager for 36 years.
Brubeck’s quartet produced the first jazz album that sold more than 1 million copies and was best known for the melodic composition “Take Five.”
His cool, West Coast sound defied traditional forms by playing in two keys at once, a harmonic approach that gave jazz a new angle. The band stayed together for 16 years and was one of the most popular in jazz history, winning a cult following among students through regular performances on university campuses.
Posted 12/05/12 at 06:00 PM
Time out for Dave Brubeck! I am grateful that I have had the good fortune of hearing this musical genius perform. I will go listen for awhile now.
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