Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck's Time Out: Why Is It So Great?

Apr 6, 2019
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(Originally published in 2015). In Jailhouse Rock, Elvis plays an ex-con rube hoping to make it in the music business. He’s dragged to a swanky party, where he’s wedged between society snobs who try to look intellectual and hip by discussing modern music. They toss around lingo like “dissonance” and “atonality,” and the names of some musicians, including that of Dave Brubeck. Elvis’s increasing discomfort wells up when the hostess asks his opinion. Rather than revealing his ignorance, he barks crudely at her and stalks out.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), and this year marks the 60th anniversary of the most influential year in jazz, 1959. Each week we are highlighting one of the game-changing albums that left an indelible mark in jazz history, and changed the course of its future. 

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and WRTI is celebrating throughout the month with music that showcases obe of the most magical and innovative years of jazz—1959, which was 60 years ago.

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Tonight! WRTI is throwing a birthday bash to celebrate the 98th anniversary of the birth of the legendary jazz artist Dave Brubeck.


Bob Perkins remembered the iconic jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, when he died on December 5, 2012 at age 91—one day shy of his 92nd birthday.

10 Jazz Tunes That Remind You It's Spring!

Mar 28, 2018

Welcome spring! Here are 10 spring standouts that have inspired hundreds of interpretations.

If you “Take Five” to listen to music “In Your Own Sweet Way,” then let’s call a Time Out and just say that you’re thinking of Dave Brubeck. Enough of you did to vote him your No. 3 Most Essential Jazz Artist.

Brushes with fame may be commonplace for those who work in the public eye, but, as WRTI’s Maureen Malloy reports, Bob Perkins has never been too far from the famous, even in the most unlikely of places.


Join BP with the GM this Sunday, December 6th starting at 9 am as he pays tribute to pianist and jazz innovator Dave Brubeck, on what would have been his 95th birthday. 

Dave Brubeck's Secret Revealed

Dec 1, 2015

December 6th is Dave Brubeck’s birthday, and WRTI’s Kile Smith looks at the secret behind the legacy of this giant of jazz. Along with leading his Quartet for decades, 1959’s Time Out was the first jazz album to sell a million copies, and from that, Paul Desmond’s “Take Five” was not only their biggest hit, it is still the biggest jazz single in history. But what about Dave Brubeck’s playing?


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