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Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck (Piano)

Born: 6th December 1920, Concord, California, U.S.

Died: 5th December 2012, Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.

Nationality: American

Artist's website: http://davebrubeck.com/

David Warren Brubeck was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. Many of his compositions have become jazz standards including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting both his mother's classical training and his own improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures as well as superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.

Brubeck experimented with time signatures throughout his career, recording "Unsquare Dance" in 74, "World's Fair" in 138, and "Blue Rondo à la Turk" in 98.