Personalities | Dave Brubeck | Fifties | Jazz & Blues

(Piano, b. 1920)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet was one of the most successful jazz groups of all time; Brubeck’s fascination with unusual time signatures brought major hits with ‘Take Five’ (written by saxophonist Paul Desmond) and ‘Blue Rondo À La Turk’ in 1959. His recording of ‘Dialogues For Jazz Combo And Orchestra’, composed by his brother Howard, appeared the same year, and the writing of large-scale works became increasingly central to Brubeck’s compositions. He has continued to tour with small groups.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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