David Warren Brubeck (; December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. Many of his compositions have become jazz standards including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting both his mother's classical training and his own improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures as well as superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.
Brubeck experimented with time signatures throughout his career, recording "Pick Up Sticks" in 6
Often incorrectly attributed to Brubeck, the song "Take Five", which has become a jazz standard, was composed by Brubeck's long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond. Appearing on one of the top-selling jazz albums, Time Out, and written in 5
Birth and Death Data: Born December 6th, 1920 (Concord), Died December 5th, 2012 (Norwalk)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1968
Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||120791||3/20/1968||The sermon on the mount||Dave Brubeck||instrumentalist, piano, composer|
|Decca||120792||3/20/1968||Repent, follow me||Dave Brubeck||instrumentalist, piano, composer|
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Brubeck, Dave. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201213.
"Brubeck, Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 February 2021.
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