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Dave Brubeck leaves us in better shape than he found us

‘Take five’ is one of those rare Jazz tracks that almost everyone knows and recognizes.

It’s a smoky jam, in fact if anything conjures up on record what it feels like to be in a Jazz venue then it’s this track.

In a 2010 interview, Brubeck, who converted to Catholicism in 1980, envisioned an afterlife where he’d again see his family and jazz friends, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Count Basie.

“If there’s a heaven,” Brubeck said, “let it be a good place for all of us to jam together and have a wonderful, wonderful musical experience.”
And this is exactly how I hope that heaven is and because it’s┬áheaven I’d get to sit in too.

What a session they must be having tonight.

Brubeck is survived by his wife of 70 years, a daughter and four musician sons.

 

 

 

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