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Maestro’s offspring play at The Plough
THREE of the ‘Brubeck children’ visit The Plough in Torrington for the first time this Monday (June 24). Brubecks Play Brubeck captures the spirit and rhythms of the famous Dave Brubeck Quartet but alongside the maestro’s well-known standards and Brubeck hits, the group also plays compositions by the brothers. Darius, the eldest Brubeck son is a jazz pianist, educator and band-leader and has his own quartet, which regularly plays at festivals and clubs around the UK and abroad.
Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962
Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962 By Matthew Fiander 20 June 2013 PopMatters Associate Music Editor The White House Sessions, Live 1962 is a particular kind of historical document. In one way, it’s exactly what it appears to be: two greats—Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck—playing (separately and together) at the White House while JFK was in office. But to hear the set now feels like being able to witness an exclusive event. It finds both performers at the top of their game.
That Old Black Magic: Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck Cast a Spell on "Live 1962" - The Second Disc
Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings will have the answer for you with the May 28 premiere release of Bennett and Brubeck – The White House Sessions: Live 1962 from Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck. In the true spirit of jazz, the performance by these two titans on August 28, 1962 was largely unplanned. Both men – Brubeck with his Quartet and Bennett with his Ralph Sharon-led ensemble – were appearing at the behest of President John F. Kennedy’s White House.
The Entitled Duke
"When Dave Brubeck and I spoke about my lyrics for his song "The Duke," he was incredibly gracious and funny, and said he and his wife Iola got a real kick out of this setting of Ellington song titles to his classic tune. Please think of him when you listen to this." The Entitled Duke - Music by Dave Brubeck, Lyrics by Adlai Alexander via SoundCloud
Brubeck: Sermon on the Mount (The Hastings College Choir)
When he disbanded his classic quartet in the late 1960s, much of his late career was spent developing pieces for chorus, orchestra, ballet and sometimes jazz combo, often in collaboration with his wife Iola. Several of these works were meditations on social justice; some overlapped with his interest in writing sacred music, including a Mass. Here's an excerpt from The Light in the Wilderness, an oratorio which was originally titled "The Temptations and Teachings of Christ." YouTube