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American jazz pianist and composer.
Brubeck’s music studies led to the founding, with fellow students, of the experimental Jazz Workshop Ensemble, which recorded in 1949 as the Dave Brubeck Octet. Later, in 1958, the combination of Brubeck with drummer Joe Morello, double bassist Eugene Wright, and alto saxophonist Paul Desmond quickly achieved an overwhelming popular success as the Dave Brubeck Quartet. The Quartet's experimentation with time signatures unusual to jazz produced great classics like Blue Rondo a la Turk and Take Five, which introduced millions to unexplored regions of jazz. The group recorded and performed together continuously through 1967.As composer, Brubeck wrote and, in some cases, recorded several large-scale works including two ballets, a musical, an oratorio, four cantatas, a mass, works for jazz combo and orchestra, and many solo piano pieces.
This is a very fine colour publicity photograph (8" x 10"), showing Brubeck with a later line-up of his Quartet. There's a good signature in blue ink to the lower white border. One very small, virtually imperceptible "crinkle" in a dark area of the image but otherwise in very good condition.