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Dave Brubeck archive

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

Watch Dave Brubeck Was The Macklemore Of 1954

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

Dave Brubeck at Newport.

Listen Dave Brubeck Quartet On JazzSet WBGO

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

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Dave Brubeck at the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors.

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

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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.

Read Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week

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

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.

Listen Celebrating The Life Of Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck

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 rehearses with the San Diego Symphony in 1995.

Watch Dave Brubeck: Beyond 'Take Five'

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

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

Read Remembering The Vital Force Of Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck

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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The Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Read Forgotten Gems From 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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Get the popcorn ready.

Read Jazz At The Movies: 5 Cinematic Covers WESA

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

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Listen Celebrating Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck's 90th Birthday

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

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

Read Highlights From The 2009 Newport Jazz Festival

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

Listen Dave Brubeck Quartet: Newport Jazz Festival 2009 WBGO

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

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Listen Dave Brubeck: An Unlikely Hit, 50 Years Strong

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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Listen Dave Brubeck: Composing Ansel Adams

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

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