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(Chicago Trib)   Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, 91, takes five   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 151
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2012-12-05 02:42:05 PM
I think I could jam to Take 5 in my sleep I've played it or variations on it enough. Brubeck was a true master of the art. He won't be missed because he'll always live through the music of those he influenced.
 
2012-12-05 02:42:39 PM
Aw, SHIAT. Brubeck is the awesomest awesome that ever awesomed. "Was", now, I guess.

In 2008, he was awarded a Kennedy Center Honor along with Mel Brooks. During the "let's all tell Dave how awesome he is" part of things, they brought out a military orchestra to perform "Take Five", along with "special guests". The special guests were Dave's 3 sons (or 3 of them), and when the camera cut to Brubeck pere (at 91 years old), he very clearly lit up brighter than Rockefeller Center in December, clapped his hands and exclaimed "Son of a biatch!"

// על כנפי נשרים
 
2012-12-05 02:44:47 PM
Back in college I saw the last tour of the original quartet, when Desmond was already sick. I got to sit on stage in overflow seating. Amazing to hear how bad the acoustics were from his position.
I have always been amazed by the way he was able to play jazz with one time signature and key for each hand. The original man with two brains.

Gotta go and re listen to Unsquare Dance. So long, Dave
 
2012-12-05 02:45:07 PM
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2012-12-05 02:45:37 PM

Tax Boy: Dave Brubeck didn't write Take Five.

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Yeah, but:

"The tune, written by Desmond but heavily arranged by Mr. Brubeck, built a memorable melody over a complex rhythm in the unusual time signature of 5/4. "Take Five" became a staple of his concerts and helped make the Dave Brubeck Quartet the most popular jazz group of the 1950s and '60s."

Source 

/ not subby
 
2012-12-05 02:45:51 PM
my headline was funnier

/bitter and angry
 
2012-12-05 02:46:24 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Jazz is terrible. It's like getting five people in a room to play five different songs at the same time and each song is shiat.*

*Opinions may vary. If you found an incongruity between this statement and your opinion then your opinion is, at its core, wrong.


Said like a true Non-musician.
 
2012-12-05 02:46:56 PM
It is sad. C+P of a message of mine to a dear friend earlier today:

Yeah, it was kind of sad to me about Dave Brubeck passing. Felt like I lost one of my last tenuous links to my late dad..Y'know how now people carry all their music and devices and stuff. Dad took his jazz LP albums with him wherever we went around the world..Dave Brubeck was his fave, and heard him all the time growing up. I can still see Dad, wherever we where, with a cold glass of Schlitz and a Pall Mall sitting quiet after he got out of Air Force duty for the day and playing his albums on a record player outside on the patio.
I ended up with all of them. So..yeah, just sad a piece of my growing up and Dad listening to his Dave Brubeck All happy and stuff to be home... That kind of thing. Kinda lost something.
 
2012-12-05 02:47:41 PM

Fano: I had no idea he was still alive. Well, until now.

Tip of the hat to The Secret Life of Machines by introducing me to Dave Brubeck.


i first heard it in a special on jazz. and they kept playing his song whenever they fade out to another artist. and i'm like WHO IS THIS GUY.

and that song has stuck in my head till this day
/true story
 
2012-12-05 02:48:59 PM
www.wearysloth.com


R.I.P. Beulah Balbricker
 
2012-12-05 02:49:31 PM

Ebenator: Way to go for the most obvious and predictable headline, subby.


You can twist yourself up trying to shoehorn something like, "St. Peter welcomes Dave Brubeck to the Brandenburg Gate," or "Blue Rondo A La Dead," but sometimes the simplest is best.

What was your contribution, maestro?

/stubmitter 
//Saw Brubeck in... 2002? in Rahway, NJ of all places. Yes, at least one person was calling out "Take Five!" Free Bird-style
 
2012-12-05 02:50:48 PM
*snaps fingers mournfully*

Dave played my high school back in the 80s. He tore it up.

Also:

Radio Host: Leslie, would you like to introduce the next segment?
Leslie Knope: Okay. Now it's time for Jazz + Jazz = Jazz. Today we have a recording of Benny Goodman played over a separate recording of Miles Davis.
(cacophony jazz sounds start)
Radio Host: Research shows that our listeners love jazz.
 
2012-12-05 02:50:52 PM
So...one could say his scale was diminished?
 
2012-12-05 02:51:47 PM
Unsquare Dance (which he wrote) performed with the LSO. Check out Brubeck's son and the bass trombone solo at about 2:30.
 
2012-12-05 02:52:28 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Slartibeerfest: I swear I knew what the headline would be the moment I heard he had passed.

I opted for the album title (Time Out) in my rejected headline.

/"Blue Rondo a la Turk" is pretty jammin'


Mine was similar (Time Completely Out).

He's is now doing an Unsquare Dance on the other side.
 
2012-12-05 02:52:44 PM

oldfarthenry: My aloof hep-cat demeanour is riding a blue train to squaresville at this bummer news - ya dig, daddios?


I'm pickin' up what you're layin' down.
 
2012-12-05 02:54:02 PM
He was brilliant. RIP
 
2012-12-05 02:54:59 PM
I'd say I'm bummed, but how could I be? Guy was awesome, had an awesome life, left an awesome legacy of truly innovative music, what the hell else was he going to do? Get sad and old (but never unhip)? He couldn't have been more honored in his field. Take a bow, Dave. We will miss you, but I can't be sad, I still have the best part of you on vinyl.
 
2012-12-05 02:57:29 PM
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Scobdidy-Dobbidy-wah-wah-wah....
 
2012-12-05 02:59:47 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: FlashHarry: [www.nndb.com image 248x324]
RIP Beck

RIP Dave Matthews

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If only...
 
2012-12-05 03:00:39 PM
My church performed La Fiesta de Posada with Dave Brubeck - I was in children's choir at the time. It instilled in me a life-long love of jazz and Dave Brubeck. He and all of his sons were so sweet to all of us - and I was too young to understand at the time what a legend and a privilege it was for me to be there.

/church choir director had connections
// imagine "Good King Wenceslaus" sung by members of the Met
 
2012-12-05 03:00:43 PM
Just picked up Time-out on Vinyl a couple of days ago. Sure. I'm late to the record party but gosh darn it at least I showed up.
 
2012-12-05 03:01:24 PM

FlashHarry: [www.nndb.com image 248x324]
RIP Beck


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I was really hoping.
 
2012-12-05 03:07:09 PM

markie_farkie: I hear you're mad about Brubeck,

Charlie Freak: I like your eyes, I liked him, too.


My dad loved Brubeck. And he loved Steely Dan. When he died three years ago, "Take Five" was his ringtone.

My dad was kind of crap as a dad in many ways, but he gave me my soundtrack. Really, really good stuff.

So, thanks Dave. Thanks, Dad, for Dave. Rest in peace.
 
2012-12-05 03:08:25 PM
Speaking of jazz concerts, I regret not going to Herbie Hancock at the Kennedy Center over the summer with my brothers. Also I rewatched Death Wish this week and was surprised to find out Hancock did the soundtrack.
 
2012-12-05 03:08:54 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Jazz is terrible. It's like getting five people in a room to play five different songs at the same time and each song is shiat.


You're thinking of "free jazz", which is an aural assault, and I honestly don't think anyone listens to it when no one is watching. Brubeck's pieces are quite structured.
 
2012-12-05 03:10:09 PM
Now I have to go home and listen to all his stuff again.

/no that its a bad thing
//now its a sad thing
 
2012-12-05 03:10:46 PM
You realize, Brubeck is his Asian name.
 
2012-12-05 03:13:08 PM

Charlie Freak: I like your eyes, I liked him, too.


What you did there. I see it.
 
2012-12-05 03:14:17 PM

dogboy360: Now I have to go home and listen to all his stuff again.

/no that its a bad thing
//now its a sad thing


It's not sad. Dude was 91 and had an incredibly full life. You should listen to him tonight and celebrate it. Pour a scotch or something, and toast.
 
2012-12-05 03:14:30 PM
Time Out is one of the greatest albums of all time. Listening to Take Five make me want to weep because of its perfection.

/not a jazz fan
//music fan
 
2012-12-05 03:15:49 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: It's a downbeat day now

/RIP, Mr. Brubeck
//thanks


This; I hope the funeral will be more like Dizzy's: a celebration of his life and what he gave to music instead of a service to mourn his passing.
 
2012-12-05 03:16:04 PM
Saw him at Carnegie Hall in the late 1960's. The place was standing room only. There was very little advertisement because the newspapers were on strike. The highlight for me was Joe Morell doing Casttillian Drums.
 
2012-12-05 03:16:23 PM
 
2012-12-05 03:17:47 PM
www.nextbarnover.com

R.I.P DIVIDED RUTABAGA
 
2012-12-05 03:20:40 PM

Another Government Employee: Pants full of macaroni!!: Slartibeerfest: I swear I knew what the headline would be the moment I heard he had passed.

I opted for the album title (Time Out) in my rejected headline.

/"Blue Rondo a la Turk" is pretty jammin'

Mine was similar (Time Completely Out).

He's is now doing an Unsquare Dance on the other side.


Hope the first people he sees on the other side are 'Bird, Trane, Satchmo, & Dizz. Then they'll go jam somewhere for all the people to see.

/RIP Dave
 
2012-12-05 03:20:55 PM
In other news, the Dave Brubeck Quartet has been renamed the Somebody-or-other Trio.
 
2012-12-05 03:21:06 PM

dickfreckle: dogboy360: Now I have to go home and listen to all his stuff again.

/no that its a bad thing
//now its a sad thing

It's not sad. Dude was 91 and had an incredibly full life. You should listen to him tonight and celebrate it. Pour a scotch or something, and toast.


Scotch and toast? Sure, why not.
 
2012-12-05 03:24:40 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: dickfreckle: dogboy360: Now I have to go home and listen to all his stuff again.

/no that its a bad thing
//now its a sad thing

It's not sad. Dude was 91 and had an incredibly full life. You should listen to him tonight and celebrate it. Pour a scotch or something, and toast.

Scotch and toast? Sure, why not.


Actually spiced rum, neat.
 
2012-12-05 03:28:19 PM
I'm so Bluette over this news.

RIP Jazzman :(
 
2012-12-05 03:29:42 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Jazz is terrible. It's like getting five people in a room to play five different songs at the same time and each song is shiat.*

*Opinions may vary. If you found an incongruity between this statement and your opinion then your opinion is, at its core, wrong.


It's more likely you're a lame excuse for a troll.
 
2012-12-05 03:32:56 PM

lilistonic: markie_farkie: I hear you're mad about Brubeck,

Charlie Freak: I like your eyes, I liked him, too.

My dad loved Brubeck. And he loved Steely Dan. When he died three years ago, "Take Five" was his ringtone.

My dad was kind of crap as a dad in many ways, but he gave me my soundtrack. Really, really good stuff.

So, thanks Dave. Thanks, Dad, for Dave. Rest in peace.


"Learn to work
The saxophone
And I'll Play
Just what I feel.
Drink Scotch whiskey
All night long
And die behind the wheel."
 
2012-12-05 03:36:31 PM
At our wedding, my wife and I had our first dance to Kathy's Waltz. If you know the song and understand the time signatures, especially during Dave's solo, you'll know how difficult that was, but totally awesome.
 
2012-12-05 03:42:00 PM
maxximillian
The Secret Life of Machines

Now only did this show expose me to a lot of cool internal workings of machines it introduced me to Dave Brubeck 


oh wow, I loved that show but could never remember the name, thanks
/and rip jazz guy
 
2012-12-05 03:46:49 PM
I went to grade school with one of his distant relatives. That's too bad.

/goodnight, jazz man
 
2012-12-05 03:51:37 PM
Pours out a little of my forty for my homie.

I wish more songs were in 5/4 time. More "groundbreaking" artists should try it. I'm looking at you, Lady Gaga and Adele.
 
2012-12-05 03:57:26 PM
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RIP SLAVE BEERBACK
 
2012-12-05 03:57:56 PM
This makes be Blue Rondo, like A La Turk
 
2012-12-05 04:05:33 PM

Tax Boy: Dave Brubeck didn't write Take Five.


Well, the Dave Brubeck Quartet recorded it, and Joe Morello's solo rocked hard, and it's not as if Desmond Morris isn't well-known, so it's something of a wash.
 
2012-12-05 04:05:49 PM
Brubeck is now among the dead, whom he has been influencing for a long time.
 
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