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   Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, 91, takes five

05 Dec 2012 02:17 PM   |   2699 clicks   |   Chicago Trib
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Charlie Freak    [TotalFark]  
I like your eyes, I liked him, too.

05 Dec 2012 01:26 PM
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Diogenes    [TotalFark]  
OMG my college roommate's going to be sitting shiva for months.

05 Dec 2012 01:49 PM
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dogdaze    [TotalFark]  
Everybody Take Five

05 Dec 2012 01:57 PM
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MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
It's a downbeat day now

/RIP, Mr. Brubeck
//thanks

05 Dec 2012 01:58 PM
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ds_4815     
Friend of mine is a pianist in a jazz ensemble; said he'd probably slip in a bit of Take Five in one of his solos tonight.

05 Dec 2012 02:04 PM
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ProfessorTomoe    [TotalFark]  
I hear you're mad about Brubeck
I like your eyes I like him too
He's an artist a pioneer
We've got to have some music on the new frontier

05 Dec 2012 02:09 PM
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Ebenator     
Way to go for the most obvious and predictable headline, subby.

05 Dec 2012 02:18 PM
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Jon iz teh kewl     
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give me my Dave Bruberry you mailbox head

05 Dec 2012 02:20 PM
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Louisiana_Sitar_Club     
Jazz is terrible. It's like getting five people in a room to play five different songs at the same time and each song is shiat.*

*Opinions may vary. If you found an incongruity between this statement and your opinion then your opinion is, at its core, wrong.

05 Dec 2012 02:20 PM
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pottie     
That makes me sad.
I loved his work.
Thanks Dave, rest in peace.

05 Dec 2012 02:20 PM
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kumanoki     
I has a mellow, laid back sad. :(

05 Dec 2012 02:21 PM
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Slartibeerfest     
I swear I knew what the headline would be the moment I heard he had passed.

05 Dec 2012 02:21 PM
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The All-Powerful Atheismo     

Jon iz teh kewl: [i.cdn.turner.com image 400x300]

give me my Dave Bruberry you mailbox head


AND I SAY TO MYSELF
I NEED EXACT CHANGE

05 Dec 2012 02:22 PM
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IP     
The man was an icon. RIP jazz guy...

/In before the inevitable RIP's

05 Dec 2012 02:22 PM
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BeerGraduate     
rip Dave and Busters

05 Dec 2012 02:23 PM
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stanhapsburg     
So there's no 92nd birthday party tomorrow?

05 Dec 2012 02:23 PM
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kumanoki     

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Jazz is terrible. It's like getting five people in a room to play five different songs at the same time and each song is shiat.*

*Opinions may vary. If you found an incongruity between this statement and your opinion then your opinion is, at its core, wrong.


0/10*

*Opinions do not vary

05 Dec 2012 02:24 PM
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oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
My aloof hep-cat demeanour is riding a blue train to squaresville at this bummer news - ya dig, daddios?

05 Dec 2012 02:24 PM
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Rann Xerox     
I has a 5/4 sad right now.

05 Dec 2012 02:24 PM
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Carn     

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Jazz is terrible. It's like getting five people in a room to play five different songs at the same time and each song is shiat.*

*Opinions may vary. If you found an incongruity between this statement and your opinion then your opinion is, at its core, wrong.


That's why I always preferred big band, but Brubeck's quartet was always very coherent for a small jazz group.

05 Dec 2012 02:26 PM
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probesport     
Allow me to post the associated lyrics: 


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05 Dec 2012 02:27 PM
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Deucednuisance     

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Jazz is terrible. It's like getting five people in a room to play five different songs at the same time and each song is shiat.


Spoken like a man who's never played a note in his life.

But here's a hint: most ensemble "jazz" is scored, it's not nearly as improvised as you think Even Dixieland, which is highly improvisational, has some pretty strict rules about who does what and when.

05 Dec 2012 02:27 PM
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Mokmo     
Link

A nice little video from the Kennedy center honors on his birthday two years ago.

05 Dec 2012 02:28 PM
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Tax Boy     
Dave Brubeck didn't write Take Five.

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05 Dec 2012 02:28 PM
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Jon iz teh kewl     
a true one hit wonder

05 Dec 2012 02:28 PM
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Aar1012     
I'm not going to lie, I always thought he was much younger.

05 Dec 2012 02:29 PM
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Petey4335     
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

RIP Brubaker

05 Dec 2012 02:29 PM
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pjbreeze     
RIFF in peace, Mr. Brubeck.

05 Dec 2012 02:30 PM
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Pants full of macaroni!!     

Slartibeerfest: I swear I knew what the headline would be the moment I heard he had passed.


I opted for the album title (Time Out) in my rejected headline.

/"Blue Rondo a la Turk" is pretty jammin'

05 Dec 2012 02:30 PM
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Evil-Imposter     
RIP jazzman, you were one of my biggest influences on piano.


/my playing is utter crap compared to his

05 Dec 2012 02:30 PM
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markie_farkie    [TotalFark]  
I hear you're mad about Brubeck,

Charlie Freak: I like your eyes, I liked him, too.


05 Dec 2012 02:31 PM
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Jon iz teh kewl     

Pants full of macaroni!!: Slartibeerfest: I swear I knew what the headline would be the moment I heard he had passed.

I opted for the album title (Time Out) in my rejected headline.

/"Blue Rondo a la Turk" is pretty jammin'


maybe if your high / stoned. when i'm straight the only music that sounds appealing is Black Sabbath / Dio / Rainbow

05 Dec 2012 02:32 PM
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not_an_indigo     
RIP, Dave.

05 Dec 2012 02:33 PM
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oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
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Five-four time? How the hell are people supposed to dance to that - especially us white guys?

05 Dec 2012 02:33 PM
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The Larch     

Tax Boy: Dave Brubeck didn't write Take Five.

[media.tumblr.com image 352x240]


Welll, what do you know. I just checked out wikipedia:
Take Five" is a jazz piece written by Paul Desmond and performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet on their 1959 album Time Out... Upon his death in 1977, Desmond left the rights to royalties for performances and compositions, including "Take Five", to the American Red Cross, which has since received combined royalties of approximately $100,000 per year.
That's kind of cool.

At any rate, I saw Dave Brubeck about a year and a half ago, and he was still a pretty damned good performer at age 89.

05 Dec 2012 02:34 PM
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Shady_Short_Busser     

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Jazz is terrible. It's like getting five people in a room to play five different songs at the same time and each song is shiat.*

*Opinions may vary. If you found an incongruity between this statement and your opinion then your opinion is, at its core, wrong.


Agrees.

05 Dec 2012 02:35 PM
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kokomo61    [TotalFark]  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Slartibeerfest: I swear I knew what the headline would be the moment I heard he had passed.

I opted for the album title (Time Out) in my rejected headline.

/"Blue Rondo a la Turk" is pretty jammin'


Best vanity plate ever - I saw blue Kia Rondo with the plate "ALA TURK".

05 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
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signaljammer     
Ah Paul Desmond wrote Take Five. Dave Brubeck had some great bands, pushed the two-tone lineup early. Very refreshing performances when they played anything.

05 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
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satanorsanta     

Mokmo: Link

A nice little video from the Kennedy center honors on his birthday two years ago.


I got to see him play about a month before that at Purdue. He may have been a little old/slow but the rest of his band had a ton of energy

05 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
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farkingismybusiness    [TotalFark]  
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Jazz is stupid... I mean, just play the right notes!!!

05 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
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FlashHarry    [TotalFark]  
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RIP Beck

05 Dec 2012 02:37 PM
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Omahawg     
it's a bummer, man

05 Dec 2012 02:37 PM
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Mr. Lepage     
Thanks and sleep well, sir.

05 Dec 2012 02:38 PM
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MexicanNerd     
Sad

05 Dec 2012 02:39 PM
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signaljammer     
Jimmy McPartland's Shades of Bix was a real cutting-edge Dixieland style record. Loves me all kindsa jazz.

05 Dec 2012 02:39 PM
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Jon iz teh kewl     

FlashHarry: [www.nndb.com image 248x324]
RIP Beck


RIP Dave Matthews

images4.mtv.com

05 Dec 2012 02:40 PM
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Nothing To See Here     
Death is tough to beat, 1 2 3 4 . . .

05 Dec 2012 02:40 PM
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don't understand     
www.puppiesandflowers.com
"Jazz isn't dead, it just smells funny."

05 Dec 2012 02:41 PM
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maxximillian     
The Secret Life of Machines

Now only did this show expose me to a lot of cool internal workings of machines it introduced me to Dave Brubeck

05 Dec 2012 02:41 PM
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Fano     
I had no idea he was still alive. Well, until now.

Tip of the hat to The Secret Life of Machines by introducing me to Dave Brubeck.

05 Dec 2012 02:42 PM
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