Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck died today. Not too many years ago, I saw him per­form live with his quar­tet at Sanders The­atre. He was maybe in his mid-eight­ies at the time. I remem­ber being struck by the con­trast between the elder­ly man who shuf­fled onto stage and the fiery, ener­getic per­former he became when seat­ed at the key­board. The crazy rhythms! And those amaz­ing chords! I con­sid­er myself very lucky to have wit­nessed one of the leg­ends of 1950s jazz in per­son.

(Also, this pho­to is one of the coolest por­traits ever made.)

December 5, 2012 December 5, 2012 obituaries by Scott 2 Comments