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Jazz Birthday: Dave Brubeck - Dec.6

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Dave Brubeck - 1920
Dave Brubeck was born on December 6, 1920. He would have been 96 years old today. Dave Brubeck emerged as a symbol of jazz in America, and well beyond, gracing the cover of Time magazine in 1954 and selling more than a million copies of “Take Five” in 1960. To this day, the puckishly syncopated tune remains one of the most recognizable in jazz, though Brubeck didn’t write it — his alto saxophonist, Paul Desmond, did. Beneath the popular acclaim stood a brilliant, uncompromising composer-pianist who challenged conventional jazz techniques, brought the music to American college campuses and helped break down racial barriers through a music uniquely suited to that task.

"I’m beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was 20 rather than when I was 82. "
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