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Dave Brubeck

My Mother's Gift

Anne Addison | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Anne Addison

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the first thought is, "Am I going to die?" When a woman finds out she's pregnant, she doesn't think, "Am I going to die?" It is the furthest thing from her mind.

Remedy for Government Shutdown Blues? Jazz

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

After all, music soothes the savage beast. And there's plenty of wild legislators roaming the government corridors that could use some calming down. Jazz dudes may have found the elixir: jazz is Xanadu minus the Xanax.

Überjam Deux: A Conversation With John Scofield, Plus Video Exclusives by Willie Nile and Rusty Truck

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Willie Nile's new "One Guitar" debuts here with some explanation by the artist: "'One Guitar' is a song about what one guitar and one voice can do to help make things better in this world."

Frames, Division Street & HandPicked: Conversations with Lee DeWyze, Harper Simon and Earl Klugh

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"With Cat Stevens and Simon & Garfunkel as your introductions, you're definitely in for a penny, in for a pound when it comes to the singer songwriters. It's hard to stop."

Notes on Jazz's Annual 4th of July Living Legends of Jazz Celebration

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

On this Fourth of July, let our passion for the music continue with this yearly celebration of these communicators, those who have been and continue to be so instrumental in bringing us this music we love so much.

Long Lost Tony Bennett Collab Discovered

AP | CHARLES J.GANS | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Tony Bennett never forgot the first time he performed with Dave Brubeck more than half a century ago. But the tape of that memorable colla...

D.C. Gets Jazzy

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you don't think jazz and Washington, D.C. go together, you need to review your D.C. history. As NPR put it: It's internationally k...

Community Honors Late Jazz Legend

AP | CHARLES J. GANS | Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — A celebration of Dave Brubeck's life and music turned into an ode to joy as family, friends and fans paid tribute to the groundbreaki...

A Jazz Classic Gets A Mind-Blowing Update

Posted 04.16.2013 | Arts

The late Dave Brubeck's classic jazz piece, 'Take Five,' is forever engrained in the brains of just about anyone who's ever heard it. With it's undeni...

Dog Ears Music: Taxes and Other Misfortunes Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by John Coltrane & Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Charles Mingus, Sophie Tucker, and more.

Dog Ears Music: The Gifting List

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Dave Brubeck, Everest, Ravi Shankar, Tinariwen, Fats Waller, Frankie Miller and more.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet Changed My Life (and I Didn't Know It)

Doug Bradley | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

"Time Out," it said in big bold letters under the band's name. Even the cover was intoxicating -- strange shapes and bright colors and bizarre objects that you couldn't quite figure out. I looked at Steve, a question on my face.

Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck: Composition As Prayer

Religion News Service | David E. Anderson | Posted 12.07.2012 | Religion

(RNS) "I approached the composition as a prayer," jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck said of his "To Hope! A Celebration," a contemporary setting ...

Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck Receives Posthumous Grammy Nod

AP | By CHARLES J. GANS | Posted 12.06.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Dave Brubeck has received a posthumous Grammy Award nomination in the best instrumental composition category for a symphonic piece inspire...

Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck Dies

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as "Take Five" caught listeners' ears with exot...

Jazzin' Around: Conversations With David Sanborn, Lee Ritenour and Kurt Elling

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Notes on Jazz Third Annual 4th of July Living Legends of Jazz Celebration

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.01.2012 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This is the third annual compilation, and with each year we gain some new members and sadly lose some old friends. The list is a celebration of those who have, for so long, graced us with their talents, their creativity and their love of the music.

Dog Ears Music: Born in December Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

Today we review music by Frank Sinatra, Keith Richards, Christina Aguilera, Harry Chapin, Annie Lennox and others.

Brubeck's Signature, Signed with Time

Network Awesome | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts
Network Awesome

While we often think of jazz in terms of syncopated rhythms and lush dissonance, pianist Dave Brubeck was one of the first to help shape that style of experimentation.

Boardwalk Empires, Mockingbirds, Concertos & Rocket Science: Conversations with The Jayhawks, Bela Fleck and Vince Giordano

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Bruce Ricker/Jazz Foundation of America -- Keeping the Spirit Alive

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.22.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Jazz lost one of its own last week, with the death of Bruce Ricker. Not a player per se, Ricker, a lawyer with a passion for jazz assembled Jay McShan...

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

Father Time: Dave Brubeck Plays the Blue Note

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Going to see Brubeck's late show at the Blue Note on a Saturday night feels, in 2010, almost as improbable as going to the ballpark to catch Mickey Mantle, or attending a lecture by Alexander Hamilton.

Hilary Kole Deserves to Be Your Valentine

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Everyone should want to listen to and look at Hilary Kole in an understated black cocktail dress and high-heeled gold-strap shoes and tresses flowing past her shoulders.

HuffPost Reviews: Alice In Chains, Rosanne Cash, Kiss, and more, plus a Brandi Carlile Interview, and This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With Layne Staley's death, Alice In Chains was all but done. But fourteen years later, here we are with something that sounds a lot like what the group would have had they returned to the studio a couple years later.