Time Out

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. 

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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.


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.