9780306921643-0306921642-Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time

Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time

ISBN-13: 9780306921643
ISBN-10: 0306921642
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Clark, Philip
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover 464 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780306921643
ISBN-10: 0306921642
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Clark, Philip
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover 464 pages

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Acknowledged authors Clark, Philip wrote Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time comprising 464 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0306921642 and 9780306921643. Since then Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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The definitive, investigative biography of jazz legend Dave Brubeck ("Take Five")In 2003, music journalist Philip Clark was granted unparalleled access to jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Over the course of ten days, he shadowed the Dave Brubeck Quartet during their extended British tour, recording an epic interview with the bandleader. Brubeck opened up as never before, disclosing his unique approach to jazz; the heady days of his "classic" quartet in the 1950s-60s; hanging out with Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, and Miles Davis; and the many controversies that had dogged his 66-year-long career.

Alongside beloved figures like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, Brubeck's music has achieved name recognition beyond jazz. But finding a convincing fit for Brubeck's legacy, one that reconciles his mass popularity with his advanced musical technique, has proved largely elusive. In Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time, Clark provides us with a thoughtful, thorough, and long-overdue biography of an extraordinary man whose influence continues to inform and inspire musicians today.

Structured around Clark's extended interview and intensive new research, this book tells one of the last untold stories of jazz, unearthing the secret history of "Take Five" and many hitherto unknown aspects of Brubeck's early career - and about his creative relationship with his star saxophonist Paul Desmond. Woven throughout are cameo appearances from a host of unlikely figures from Sting, Ray Manzarek of The Doors, and Keith Emerson, to John Cage, Leonard Bernstein, Harry Partch, and Edgard Varèse. Each chapter explores a different theme or aspect of Brubeck's life and music, illuminating the core of his artistry and genius. To quote President Obama, as he awarded the musician with a Kennedy Center Honor: "You can't understand America without understanding jazz, and you can't understand jazz without understanding Dave Brubeck."

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