Chuck Nessa

Dave Brubeck - RIP

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Just heard it on NPR.

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Holy crap.

Not inevitable and quite a long run, but damn...

RIP.

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Sad news!

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Started a similar story a few seconds ago.

This is very sad!

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When I first heard his music I was absolutely NOT interested (my dad was/is a major fan). I came to appreciate it later and am glad I came around.

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Sad news. R.I.P. Mr. Brubeck.

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Sometime I will get my dad to properly recount the story of going over to the Brubecks' house in Norwalk and playing their piano with Dave, four hands on deck.

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A long and great life in music. Thanks for the joy, Mr. Brubeck. R.I.P.

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a giant , glad I managed to see him once in person. RIP

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He was the kind of you you just figured was going to live forever...seemed to be blessed like that.

I've been up and down and back and forth with his musics, but what always comes through is that this was a good, decent man, not at all fooled or trapped by his success. If only for that,, Brubeck FTW.

RIP, and thanks.

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Yes Jim. One of the humblest, most even personas in jazz. I for one love his music, so consistent is it. I look forward to listening for the rest of my days, so thanks Dave.

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The last of my heroes to step into the afterlife.

They are all gone now.

I started listening to his music when I was 4 or 5 years old, and I will continue to do so until they wheel me out of the ward, head-first.

Thanks for an entire lifetime's worth of fabulous music and musicianship.

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For along time I dug mostly his early pre-Desmond quartet music (Octet and Tjader/Crotty trio) and came to appreciate his more "classic" stuff (that's all over the place and tends to be taken for granted) piecemeal later on. At any rate, some really interesting music there.

RIP and Thanks! You outlasted most of your detractors!

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Sad news. I loved his quartet with Desmond.

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He was a bit of an entry point for me (in my dad's LP collection) and I'm still a fan. By the time I started seeing live jazz, it was basically too late for me to see him in any kind of intimate setting (well, maybe he played smaller rooms in New York), but I managed to see him probably 5 or 6 times in concert halls or at Ravinia. To have had that energy at his age -- and to keep promoting young musicians at his gigs -- is remarkable.

RIP

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RIP Dave

He was 91, one day shy of 92, and en route to a regularly scheduled cardiologist appointment at the time.

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He was the kind of you you just figured was going to live forever...seemed to be blessed like that.

I've been up and down and back and forth with his musics, but what always comes through is that this was a good, decent man, not at all fooled or trapped by his success. If only for that,, Brubeck FTW.

RIP, and thanks.

Indeed. The fact that he was married for 70 years - and in the profession he was in - says an awful lot about the man.

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Sad news indeed.

I was fortunate to see the Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond about 3 or 4 times.

I recall a time back in 1957. I was in the US Army stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas and saw an

announcement that the Brubeck Quartet was doing a concert in Wichita fairly soon.

I found a friend with a car, and we drove the roughly 125 miles one evening to attend the concert,

and then drove back to Fort Riley late that night after the concert.

It was a terrific experience and Paul Desmond was particularly in great form.

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I met him a couple of times at MIlls College (not when he was a student there, but as a returning alumnus). Nice guy. I enjoyed his music, but I'll miss his blindfold tests/listening comments too.

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Sad news. He followed his own way in jazz and his music has enriched our lives.

Still, going out at 91 (almost 92) after back to back wins in the Downbeat reader poll, and the success of "Their Last Time Out", as they say, what a way to go!

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