The genius of the Dave Brubeck Band

How they modestly revolutionized jazz

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Brubeck and his band created one of the most popular jazz albums of all time “Take Five” which makes it easy to overlook the band’s revolutionary nature.

This a short, but deep dive into the geniuses who made up this band and what they contributed to the evolution of jazz.


Dave Brubeck, piano and leader
Paul Desmond, alto saxophone
Eugene Wright, bass
Joe Morello, drums

Blue Rondo à la Turk”

– Ken McCarthy


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