Brubeck plays Brubeck

There are great jazz musicians, and then there are the myths of jazz, the true fathers of the genre. One of them is Dave Brubeck, who with his west coast jazz, became an extraordinary popularizer of jazz, and for this he is often criticized by those who loved to think of an exclusively afro-american genre, pure and uncontaminated. The Brass Group Foundation (Fondazione The Brass Group), from Friday 3 July, for a week, puts on line on the Brass WebTv the concert, the only stage in Italy of his tour, of the son Darius realized at the Real Teatro Santa Cecilia. Dave has been a precursor of what today we would call contamination between different styles and sounds, involving an ever wider audience. Formidable pianist and composer, he became the history of jazz piano. A performance which has seen as its protagonists the son of the legendary musician, Darius Brubeck with his quartet composed by him on the piano, by Dave O’Higgins on sax, Matt Didley on bass, Wesley Gibbens on drums, with original compositions from the repertoire of the father until reaching the famous “Take Five”.

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Brubeck plays Brubeck

There are great jazz musicians, and then there are the myths of jazz, the true fathers of the genre. One of them is Dave Brubeck, who with his west coast jazz, became an extraordinary popularizer of jazz, and for this he is often criticized by those who loved to think of an exclusively afro-american genre, pure and uncontaminated. The Brass Group Foundation (Fondazione The Brass Group), from Friday 3 July, for a week, puts on line on the Brass WebTv the concert, the only stage in Italy of his tour, of the son Darius realized at the Real Teatro Santa Cecilia. Dave has been a precursor of what today we would call contamination between different styles and sounds, involving an ever wider audience. Formidable pianist and composer, he became the history of jazz piano. A performance which has seen as its protagonists the son of the legendary musician, Darius Brubeck with his quartet composed by him on the piano, by Dave O’Higgins on sax, Matt Didley on bass, Wesley Gibbens on drums, with original compositions from the repertoire of the father until reaching the famous “Take Five”.

Interview