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Dave Brubeck Final Performance in 2010

Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck was born in 1920, was a Musician, composer, bandleader, who was also one of the pioneers who auspiciously took jazz to the mainstream. Brubeck, a Pianist, fronted a band, the Dave Brubeck Quartet.  Sadly Dave Brubeck died in 2012 at the age of 91, but what busted down the door and gained him and jazz music wider access to the world, and became Brubeck’s ticket to Music Immortality was a song released in  entitled “Take Five.” Paul Desmond, who was Brubeck’s alto saxophonist, wrote this song. It’s called “Take Five” because it was written in an unusual 5/4 meter. It was one of the first Jazz songs with a time signature other than the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4 waltz time. … So I worked out an A-A-B-A form and Paul caught on immediately