Today In Jazz

FILE - This 1956 file photo shows American composer, pianist and jazz musician Dave Brubeck. Brubeck, a pioneering jazz composer and pianist died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 of heart failure, after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son. He would have turned 92 on Thursday. (AP Photo, file)

Happy Birthday Dave Brubeck!

December 6

Today would have been the 93rd birthday of pianist/composer Dave Brubeck, who died earlier this year. His famous quartet of the 1950’s and 60’s was a household name around the world.
Here they are playing two of their greatest hits:

And one that wasn’t a huge seller but that is one of the most beautiful:

Brubeck gave a very candid and interesting interview at the Library of Congress. Let’s remember him on this first birthday anniversary: