Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Personal Heroes: Dave Brubeck

“One of the reasons I believe in jazz is that the oneness of man can come through the rhythm of your heart. It’s the same anyplace in the world, that heartbeat. It’s the first thing you hear when you’re born — or before you’re born — and it’s the last thing you hear.”

- Dave Brubeck, 1920-2012

Listen to one of his most famous compositions, "Take Five."  Read his obituary at the New York Times. Photo by Paul Mello/AP.

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