Dave Brubeck received a posthumous tribute at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
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January 30, 2014 Sixty years ago, a jazz pianist found himself in much the same bittersweet position as a rapper did on Sunday night. Surely proud of their hard work, they also sensed that their privilege as white musicians had something to do with their new success.
Guatemalan author Eduardo Halfon's most recent book, The Polish Boxer, mesmerized us.
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May 10, 2013 This week on Alt.Latino, the Guatemalan author joins us to discuss his latest book, The Polish Boxer. Hear a conversation about Guatemala, Judaism in Latin America and, of course, music.
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Dave Brubeck at Newport.
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December 20, 2012 Brubeck swung the door open to a new world of free-flowing, where-is-this-going music. JazzSet remembers him with a set from the 2009 Newport Jazz Festival.
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Dave Brubeck at the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors.
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December 7, 2012 Jazz giant Dave Brubeck turns 90 this month. In this 1997 session, Brubeck and host Marian McPartland perform duets in "Just You, Just Me" and Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way."
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Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, whose recording of music by John Adams made our Top 10 of 2012.
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December 7, 2012 What you want to know about classical music this week, from our ten must-hear albums to the Grammy nominations to Dave Brubeck's classical music and composer Jonathan Harvey's passing. Plus: New York City Opera selling most of its sets and the jailhouse orchestra that players don't want to leave.
Dave Brubeck rehearses with the San Diego Symphony in 1995.
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December 6, 2012 The late pianist and composer never tired of playing his greatest hits. But both before and after his seminal 1959 album Time Out, Brubeck took his craft to college kids, to churches, to musicals, to social-justice concerns and to the imaginations of countless new jazz fans.
Dave Brubeck performing on the pilot episode of a television program in 1965.
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December 5, 2012 One of the most recognized and recognizable musicians of the postwar era — the piano player whose "Take Five" was a pop hit — died Wednesday, one day shy of 92.
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February 16, 2011 Jazz musicians have long embraced popular songs from Broadway musicals, film and television and made those songs their own. Hear songs from Cars, Pinocchio and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs reinterpreted by the likes of Regina Carter, Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet performs.
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November 19, 2000 Recorded by the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet, "Take Five" remains the biggest-selling jazz single of all time, and its familiar melody has introduced many listeners to jazz.
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