Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dave Brubeck Quartet

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five (1961)
Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Joe Morello and Gene Wright

David Warren Brubeck (born December 6, 1920),
known as Dave Brubeck, is an American jazz pianist.

Brubeck was born in Concord, California. His father was a cattle rancher, and his mother, who had studied piano in England and intended to become a concert pianist, taught piano for extra money. 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 during these early lessons, attributing this difficulty to poor eyesight, but "faked" his way through, well enough that this deficiency went mostly unnoticed.

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