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Concerts

Dave Brubeck at Newport.

December 20, 2012 JazzSet remembers the legendary pianist with a set from the 2009 Newport Jazz Festival.

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Dave Brubeck is the most-featured artist of all time at the Newport Jazz Festival.

August 11, 2009 Last weekend's festival packed in a dizzying array of talent, all performing in just 32 hours.

Dave Brubeck performs at Newport Jazz.

August 9, 2009 Brubeck led his quartet in a number of Duke Ellington standards at Newport.

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July 3, 2008 JazzSet celebrates living legends of jazz, including Dave Brubeck, James Moody, and Nancy Wilson.

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November 22, 2007 Hear Dave Brubeck and his quartet in a concert performed for the world-famous jazz festival.

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September 23, 2007 Hear Brubeck return for his 14th appearance at the Monterey Jazz Festival that he helped create.

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Studio Sessions

Dave Brubeck at the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors.

December 7, 2012 The legendary pianist and host Marian McPartland duet in "Just You, Just Me" in this 1997 session.

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Interviews & Profiles

In a 1999 interview with Fresh Air's Terry Gross, Dave Brubeck talked about his decades in the music industry and his first love: rodeo roping.

December 7, 2012 The jazz master died on Wednesday at age 91. He spoke with Terry Gross in 1999.

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Dave Brubeck performing on the pilot episode of a television program in 1965.

December 5, 2012 One of the most recognized and recognizable musicians of the postwar era has died one day shy of 92.

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December 3, 2010 Fresh Air marks the jazz icon's milestone with a 1999 interview covering Brubeck's long career.

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June 12, 2009 In 1959, Brubeck shook up the notion of rhythm in jazz with an odd-metered song called "Take Five."

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April 2, 2009 Brubeck aims to bring musical emotion to Ansel Adams' iconic photography with a new piece.

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As of 2008, Dave Brubeck still tours extensively with his jazz quartet, often performing his religious works.

December 24, 2008 Unlike most jazz artists, the pianist and composer enjoyed both talent and commercial success.

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September 26, 2008 Sara Fishko explores the 5/4 time signature found in music by Tchaikovsky, Dave Brubeck and more.

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September 20, 2007 Gerald Wilson's Monterey Moods celebrates 50 years of the legendary festival.

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June 13, 2005 Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck believes that faith, hope and love will win over conflict and destruction.

Discover Songs

September 26, 2008 Five lesser known songs that employ the 5/4 time signature.

The cover of Jazz Goes to College

August 1, 2001 Known for complex rhythms, Dave Brubeck recorded Jazz Goes to College live on college campuses.

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The cover of Time Out

August 1, 2001 President Bill Clinton said one artist inspired him to take up the saxophone: Dave Brubeck.

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News

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, whose recording of music by John Adams made our Top 10 of 2012.

December 7, 2012 What you want to know this week, from our ten must-hear albums to Brubeck's take on classical.

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September 11, 2007 The Jazz Icons series captures seven American legends at the height of their powers.

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Reviews

The Dave Brubeck Quartet.

March 12, 2012 Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a few of the more obscure titles from Dave Brubeck's quartet.

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The cover of Jazz Goes to College

August 1, 2001 Known for complex rhythms, Dave Brubeck recorded Jazz Goes to College live on college campuses.

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The cover of Time Out

August 1, 2001 President Bill Clinton said one artist inspired him to take up the saxophone: Dave Brubeck.

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More Stories

The Dave Brubeck Quartet performs.

November 19, 2000 Recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, "Take Five" remains the best-selling jazz single of all time.

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Dave Brubeck received a posthumous tribute at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

January 30, 2014 Sixty years ago, a jazzman found himself in much the same position as a rapper did on Sunday night.

Dave Brubeck rehearses with the San Diego Symphony in 1995.

December 6, 2012 The late pianist and composer took his craft to college kids, to churches and around the world.

Guatemalan author Eduardo Halfon's most recent book, The Polish Boxer, mesmerized us.

May 10, 2013 This week on Alt.Latino, Guatemalan author Eduardo Halfon discusses his latest book.

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Get the popcorn ready.

February 16, 2011 Hear songs from Cars, Pinocchio and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs reinterpreted by jazz musicians.

A classic West Coast jazz quartet: saxophonist Paul Desmond, drummer Joe Dodge, pianist Dave Brubeck, bassist Bob Bates.

October 14, 2008 In these five songs, you'll hear all the definitive aspects of the West Coast jazz sound.

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Dave Brubeck Quartet at Carnegie Hall

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