By now, most of us have read that legendary jazzman Dave Brubeck has died, just one day before what would have been his 92nd birthday. Amazingly, he was musically active — and relevant — almost to the end.
You can read about him in any one of a number of extended obituary pieces that are available online, but since he had already made many appearances on the GMC — and because he was special to me — I decided to approach my posting a little differently.
Below are links to four of the GMC pieces that have featured him.
On each of those I’ve reactivated a song (which you can also access in the left column).
At the bottom I’ve placed a video of Brubeck’s quartet performing an extended, richly improvisational version its best-known song.
From 2006, one of the first posts on the Geezer Music Club was one I titled The Early Days Of Modern Jazz…
A little later that year came a review of an album: REVIEW: Dave Brubeck Quartet – Best Of Brubeck 1979-2004
In 2008 was another review of an album: REVIEW: 50 Years Of Dave Brubeck – Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival (1958-2007)
And finally, a quirky little post from 2010: Bye-Bye To Brubeck Bossa Nova