Today is Dave Brubeck's 89th birthday. Below is a post that appeared in this blog on 111205. HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS DAVE!
Dave Brubeck is one of the most well-known and loved jazz pianists of all time. The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Paul Desmond lasted for 17 years, during which time they produced the first ever million-selling jazz tune (Take Five), toured the world many times, and introduced enormous numbers of people to the jazz sound. Mr. Brubeck is still touring, and still releasing albums, at the age of 82 (now 89).
This interview originally took place on November 15, 1973 and was conducted by Homer Clark who starts the interview with a question that throws Mr. Brubeck. By the end of the interview, Mr. Clark has Mr. Brubeck talking candidly about music, his sons and Vietnam.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed editing this into this debut JAZZ INTERFACE.
(source: 111205 post, Jazz Int.)
David Warren Brubeck. Born December 6, 1920.
This photo was taken in March 2008.