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What Brubeck Got From Milhaud

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
John Salmon, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: For millions of people, Dave Brubeck is the most famous jazz musician. Aside from Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and a handful of others, no other jazz artist has ever achieved Brubeck's success. His picture appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1954. His celebrated quartet recorded "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk" —the first jazz singles ever to sell over a million copies. He has performed for every U.S. president since John E Kennedy and, in 1988, played in Moscow for the summit meeting between Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev. He holds honorary degrees from six universities, has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has won numerous Down Beat Critics' awards. It would be difficult to name a more recognized and decorated jazz musician. Yet Dave Brubeck nearly didn't make it.

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Publication
American Music Teacher, February/March 1992
Language: English
Date: 1992
Keywords
Dave Brubeck, Influences, Education, Biographic sketch, Darius Milhaud