Friday, December 6, 8920

Dave Brubeck (b. 1920) - Unsquare Dance

Dave Brubeck (b. 1920)

Take Five (1960): Blue Rondo a la Turk

Unsquare Dance (1961)

David Warren Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 in Concord, California), better known as Dave Brubeck, is an American jazz pianist. His style ranges from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. Much of his music employs non-standard time signatures.

His long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, wrote the Dave Brubeck Quartet's most famous piece, "Take Five," which is in 5/4 time and has endured as a jazz classic.

Brubeck experimented with time signatures through much of his career, recording "Pick Up Sticks" in 6/4, "Unsquare Dance" in 7/4, and "Blue Rondo à la Turk" in 9/8.

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