Dave Brubeck

Essential Collection

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One of America's most popular jazz musicians ever, pianist Dave Brubeck has not only weathered many changes in jazz and pop music but brought about a few himself. Establishing his quartet in the early 1950s, he combined influences from classical music, ethnic folk music (or "world music," if you will), blues, and show tunes for a coolly melodic, genial approach to jazz that appealed to a wide audience, and continues to today. ESSENTIAL presents recordings from the mid-1950s, a few years before his massive hit "Take Five."

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