Music Menu. Popular Notes. Louis Blues. Popular Albums. Popular Singles. Friend's E-mail. Blue Rondo a la Turk - 2. Strange Meadow Lark - 3. Take Five - play 4. Brubeck's music was used in the film Ordeal by Innocence. Dave Brubeck married jazz lyricist Iola Whitlock in September ; the couple were married for 70 years, until his death in Iola died on March 12, , from cancer in Wilton, Connecticut , at the age of Four of Brubeck's six children have been professional musicians. Darius , the eldest, is a pianist, producer, educator and performer.
He was named after Dave Brubeck's mentor Darius Milhaud. Matthew , the youngest, is a cellist with an extensive list of composing and performance credits. Another son, Michael, died in Although he had spiritual interests before that time, he said, "I didn't convert to Catholicism, because I wasn't anything to convert from. I just joined the Catholic Church. In , Brubeck was awarded the University of Notre Dame 's Laetare Medal , the oldest and most prestigious  honor given to American Catholics, during the University's commencement.
He performed "Travellin' Blues" for the graduating class of Brubeck founded the Brubeck Institute with his wife, Iola, at their alma mater, the University of the Pacific in What began as a special archive, consisting of the personal document collection of the Brubecks, has since expanded to provide fellowships and educational opportunities in jazz for students, also leading to having one of the main streets on which the school resides named in his honor, Dave Brubeck Way.
The main-belt asteroid Brubeck was named after Brubeck. He returned to Michigan many times, including a performance at Hill Auditorium where he received a Distinguished Artist Award from the University of Michigan 's Musical Society in Now I am going to play a cold piano with cold hands", Brubeck stated. The induction ceremony occurred December 10, and he was inducted alongside eleven other famous Californians. In Brubeck became a supporter of the Jazz Foundation of America in its mission to save the homes and the lives of elderly jazz and blues musicians, including those who had survived Hurricane Katrina.
When the award was made, President Barack Obama recalled a concert Brubeck had given in Honolulu and said, "You can't understand America without understanding jazz, and you can't understand jazz without understanding Dave Brubeck. The ceremony took place on the National Mall. Brubeck died of heart failure on December 5, , in Norwalk, Connecticut , one day before his 92nd birthday.
He was on his way to a cardiology appointment, accompanied by his son Darius. The Los Angeles Times noted that he "was one of Jazz's first pop stars", even though he was not always happy with his fame. He felt uncomfortable, for example, that Time had featured him on the cover  before it did so for Duke Ellington , saying, "It just bothered me.
He didn't do drugs or drink. What he had was endless curiosity combined with stubbornness", adding: "His work list is astonishing, including oratorios, musicals and concertos, as well as hundreds of jazz compositions. This quiet man of jazz was truly a marvel.
In The Guardian , John Fordham said "Brubeck's real achievement was to blend European compositional ideas, very demanding rhythmic structures, jazz song-forms and improvisation in expressive and accessible ways. There's a sort of American honesty to it. The Economist wrote: "Above all they found it hard to believe that the most successful jazz in America was being played by a family man, a laid-back Californian, modest, gentle and open, who would happily have been a rancher all his days—except that he couldn't live without performing, because the rhythm of jazz, under all his extrapolation and exploration, was, he had discovered, the rhythm of his heart.
Mayor Dan Helix favorably recalled one of his performances at the park, saying: "He will be with us forever because his music will never die.
Brubeck is interred at Umpawaug Cemetery in Redding, Connecticut. In the format most commonly used in the U. Crist's book, Dave Brubeck's Time Out , provided the first scholarly book length analysis of the seminal album. In addition to his musical analyses of each of the album's original compositions, Crist provides insight into Brubeck's career during a time he was rising to the top of the jazz charts.
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