Remembering Dave Brubeck, a Jazz Titan
On this edition of StudioTulsa, we remember the great jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who died yesterday at 91. (He would have turned 92 today, the 6th.) Rich Fisher spoke with Brubeck back in the fall of 1996, prior to a Tulsa concert appearance. Brubeck's quartet with saxophonist Paul Desmond and drummer Joe Morello was among the most popular bands (of any sort) of the 1950s and '60s, and even today, their 1959 album, "Time Out," remains one of the most popular jazz recordings of all time. In addition to jazz tunes, Brubeck wrote sacred oratorios and symphonic works, as well as music for film, TV, and the theatre; his compositions were infused with a unique harmonic sense and a fondness for unusual time signatures.