Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Dave Brubeck 1920-2012

Dave Brubeck, the great jazz composer and pianist of "Take Five" and "In Your Own Sweet Way," has died today, just one day before what would have been his 92nd birthday. Dave Brubeck was a great musician; he recorded my second favorite jazz album of all time, 1957's Dave Digs Disney, in which he waxed on classic Disney songs. It is exactly the sort of jazz I love, Disney music or no. Here's a piece from it, the title song from "Alice in Wonderland." Rest in peace, Dave. I dug you.

1 comment:

Revolverkiller said...

I live on the street named for him across from University of the Pacific where he graduated from in 1947!