Late Night: Take Five for Dave Brubeck

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 8:00 pm

Brubeck wasn’t just a crusader for rhythm. During his service in World War II, Brubeck was spotted playing a Red Cross show and ordered to form a band. Brubeck chose a racially integrated lineup, a rarity for military acts. During the 1950s and ’60s, Brubeck is reported to have canceled appearances at venues that balked at the mixed racial makeup of his quartet.

 

Late Late Night FDL: Take Five

By: Wednesday September 22, 2010 10:00 pm

Dave BrubeckTake Five, Germany, 1966. Dave Brubeck – piano, Paul Desmond – alto sax, Eugene Wright – bass, Joe Morello – drums.

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