Wednesday, December 5, 2012

We Lost Another Great One Yesterday...

I really didn't expect to be back this soon to post, but I just found out that Dave Brubeck died yesterday...

He would have been 91 tomorrow.  If you're not sure who he was, just listen to this song and you will know.  "Take Five" is one of the greatest songs ever recorded. Not just an absolute jazz masterpiece, but an all around classic.  Dave Brubeck wasn't just a great talent, he was truly a game changer and one of the most influential musicians of all time.

I'm usually pretty stoic about these things, but this one saddens me...




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31 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He leaves behind a legacy.

Sylvia K said...

Yes, it is indeed sad to lose a talent like Brubeck! The really great ones are slipping away all too quickly these days! Thanks for sharing "Take Five" -- lots of memories!

Elaine M said...

I agree with Sylvia - lots of memories!!!!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Sorry Patrick.
Costas

Warren Zoell said...

Love Brubeck, he will be missed. Take Five was the first jazz piece to use a 5/4 time signature. Hence the title.

Brian said...

He was such a cool dude and his sounds will fill many hearts for years to come.

becca said...

how sad

Chuck said...

I remember listening to some of his jazz back in the 70's. One of my friends turned me on to him and I thought it was fantastic. Sad day in music.

PS. Good to know you're still out there...I worry when blogger friends are absent for too long.

Sally in WA said...

He sure was talented and will be missed.

sage said...

I heard it on the news. Another great one gone.

Icy BC said...

That is just amazing to listen to! Glad you are back, and it wasn't that soon to post :-)

Icy BC said...

That is just amazing to listen to! Glad you are back, and it wasn't that soon to post :-)

Bossy Betty said...

He was a great one indeed.

altadenahiker said...

I remember seeing him ages (and I mean ages) ago at the Crystal Cathedral. And I thought he looked so old and wouldn't be with us much longer. He lasted for another 25 years.

Jimmy said...

I saw this on the news Pat, he died the day before his birthday, so many great ones are now gone it's sad to lose yet another.

Stewart M said...

It must come as a shock to many "modern" pop stars and listeners that people can actually play their own instruments!

Such a great tune in the video.

Stewart M - Melbourne

California Girl said...

My husband and I felt the same way. But he was super old and had an incredible life, leaving his never-to-be-forgotten legacy behind.

Lynda R Young said...

It is sad to see another legend go. But wow what a life!

Anthony J. Langford said...

BMT - Before my time - but its a classic, yes.

Eve said...

I love Take 5! Dave Brubeck was great, but he's one of the ones that I thought had died years ago...my bad!

Seriously Though said...

I'm trying to figure out how to get this on my blog feed. the posts of photographs comes in, but not this one. :( I enjoy reading your blog.

John McElveen said...

Amen Brother Pat-- Been missing you my friend and it's HIGH time I caught up!

Blessings,

Long lost John!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Oh yes, this music sounds familiar. May he rest in peace.

Take care of yourself, Pat.
xoRobyn

Ree said...

Just wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

(I love jazz, btw.) :)

Jerry said...

I've watched Dave and Eugene Wright and Paul Desmond and Mr. Morello live in concert I guess four times now. The group was special to me. And Mr. Brubeck...he taught me so much about music. Yes, it is a sad time.

It is Sunday before Christmas...and I wish you and your family a warm and kind holidays.

Bossy Betty said...

Just stopping by to say Merry Christmas, Patrick!

Betty Manousos said...

he was indeed a great one.

Cezar and Léia said...

Didn't know this one, sounds great!
God bless you!
Cezar

California Girl said...

Happy New Year Patrick!

Stickup Artist said...

Hey Patrick! You've been quiet for a while so I stopped by to say hello and that I hope all is well.

Stewart M said...

It's the end of the world as we know it!

Strange and interesting place.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

PS: welcome back.