Dave Brubeck, Cal Tjader, Ron Crotty, 1950
Last week's death of pianist, composer, and bandleader Dave Brubeck continues to be on my mind. So much so, that I have been working on a short series of weblog entries that I plan to publish these over the next few weeks. The focus will be on aspects of Brubeck that the ample coverage of his death may be overlooking in my humble estimation.
In the meantime, if you somehow missed the news, here's the New York Times obit.
For those of you that wish to dig deeper, I highly recommend this amazing interview with Brubeck conducted by Ted Panken in 2007. It focuses on his early years and is just fascinating.
May he rest in peace.