I was a very young boy when I heard this strange music coming from the old radio. I felt as if an invisible. magical force had dug its hook into me and made my feet dance to a new rhythm. Thus began my appreciation of modern jazz and the tune responsible was the famous “Take Five” by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
Dave Brubeck passed away on the 5th of December on the eve of what would have been his 92nd birthday. He was one of the great jazz composers and pianist. He contributed greatly to the evolution of jazz and was once designated as a “living legend” buy the US Library of Congress. Many more capable than I have already written articles and posts in honor of this great man. Thus I will just end this post with two of the iconic pieces closely identified with Dave Brubeck.
Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Brubeck is taking five……. music will resume in heaven. God bless Dave Brubeck.