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Dave Brubeck

p, 1920-2012 US, Concord, California
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. David Warren Brubeck

David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.

  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Blues
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Take Five on I Like Jazz: The Essence Of Dave Brubeck by Dave Brubeck
Unsquare Dance on Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective by Dave Brubeck
Blue Rondo à la Turk on THE MUSIC OF AMERICA: Inventing Jazz - Dave Brubeck by Dave Brubeck
Besame Mucho on Love Songs by Dave Brubeck
Strange Meadowlark on Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective by Dave Brubeck
Three to Get Ready on Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective by Dave Brubeck
Maria on I Like Jazz: The Essence Of Dave Brubeck by Dave Brubeck
Audrey on Love Songs by Dave Brubeck
Bossa Nova U.S.A. on Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective by Dave Brubeck
I'm in a Dancing Mood on Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits by Dave Brubeck

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Title Artist Year Type
Milestones Of A Jazz LegendDave Brubeck2018Album
Three Classic AlbumsDave Brubeck2017Album
Take fiveDave Brubeck2017Compil.
Live In Montreux '82Dave Brubeck2016Album
Legenden Des Jazz Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck2016Compil.
The Very Best OfDave Brubeck2015Compil.
18 Greatest Jazz HitsDave Brubeck2015Album
Dave Brubeck 1-2Dave Brubeck2014Album
Six Classic AlbumsDave Brubeck2014Compil.
Dave Brubeck 3-4Dave Brubeck2014Album
The White House Sessions, Live 1962Tony Bennett, Dave Brubeck2013Album
The Real... Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck2013Compil.
Legenden des JazzDave Brubeck2013Compil.
History Records - American Edition 19Dave Brubeck2012Album
Twenty Classic AlbumsDave Brubeck2012Compil.
The Best OfDave Brubeck2012Compil.
The Very Best Of Dave Brubeck: The Fantasy Era 1949-1953Dave Brubeck2012Compil.
Take FiveDave Brubeck2012Album
The Music Of America: Inventing JazzDave Brubeck2011Compil.
The Best Of Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck2011Single
Let's Fall In LoveDave Brubeck2011Compil.
The Best Of BrubeckDave Brubeck2011Compil.
Live At Arthur Zankel Music CenterChris Brubeck Chris Brubeck's Triple Play With Joel Brown And Special Guests Dave Brubeck, Frank Brown2011Album
The Best Of Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck2011Compil.
AnthologyDave Brubeck2011Compil.
Playlist: The Very Best Of Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck2011Compil.
Kind Of BrubeckDave Brubeck2010Compil.
Time OutDave Brubeck2010Album
LegendDave Brubeck2010Compil.
The Mellow Sound OfDave Brubeck2010Compil.
Take Five - Portrait Of A LegendDave Brubeck2010Album
The Absolutely Essential 3 CD CollectionDave Brubeck2010Compil.
Original Album ClassicsDave Brubeck, The Dave Brubeck Quartet2010Album
Three Classic Albums Plus - Third SetDave Brubeck2010Compil.
Three Classic Albums Plus - Second SetDave Brubeck2010Compil.
Legacy Of A LegendDave Brubeck2010Compil.
Time Out / Gone With The WindDave Brubeck2010Album
Giganci Jazzu 19Dave Brubeck2010Compil.
A La TurkDave Brubeck2009Compil.
Three Classic Albums PlusDave Brubeck2009Compil.
Essential StandardsDave Brubeck2009Compil.
Essential StandardsDave Brubeck2009Compil.
MP3Dave Brubeck2009Compil.
CollectionsDave Brubeck2008Compil.
50 Years Of Dave Brubeck: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-2007Dave Brubeck2008Album
Giants Of JazzDave Brubeck2008Album
Indian SummerDave Brubeck2007Album
Out Of NowhereDave Brubeck2007Album
Playin' His Finest TunesDave Brubeck2007Compil.
Columbia Jazz ProfilesDave Brubeck2007Compil.
SongsDave Brubeck2006Album
NocturnesDave Brubeck, John Salmon2006Album
California, 1920Dave Brubeck2006Album
Takin' On His Chords And NotesDave Brubeck2006Album
My RomanceDave Brubeck2006Compil.
Plays For LoversDave Brubeck2006Compil.
RondoDave Brubeck2006Compil.
The Jazz BiographyDave Brubeck2005Compil.
Take FiveDave Brubeck2005Compil.
Tea For TwoPaul Desmond & Dave Brubeck2005Compil.
Jazz Essentials Featuring Take FiveDave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Sonny Stitt, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny2005Compil.
On CampusDave Brubeck2005Compil.
Time WasDave Brubeck2005Compil.
Classic Jazz ArchiveDave Brubeck2005Compil.
All The Things You AreDave Brubeck2005Compil.
For All We Know / Take FiveDave Brubeck2004Compil.
Chromatic Fantasy Sonata • Rising Sun • The Salmon StrikesDave Brubeck, John Salmon2004Album
Private Brubeck RemembersDave Brubeck2004Album
StardustDave Brubeck2004Album
For All TimeDave Brubeck2004Compil.
Take Five / Dat DereCarmen McRae & Dave Brubeck / Oscar Brown Jr.2004Single
Jazz Moods-CoolDave Brubeck2004Album
1954 - 1966Dave Brubeck2003Compil.
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio BroadcastDave Brubeck2003Album
Classical BrubeckDave Brubeck2003Album
Early ConceptsDave Brubeck2003Compil.
Live - Take Five!Dave Brubeck2003Album
The Essential Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck2003Compil.
PortraitDave Brubeck2002Compil.
Brubeck In ChattanoogaDave Brubeck2002Album
I Hear A RhapsodyDave Brubeck2002Compil.
Vocal EncountersDave Brubeck2001Compil.
BalladsDave Brubeck2001Compil.
Live With The LSODave Brubeck2001Album
On TimeDave Brubeck2001Compil.
On TimeDave Brubeck2001Compil.
A Piano Jazz SpecialMarian McPartland & Dave Brubeck2001Album
Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck2001Compil.
Piano Grand! A Smithsonian CelebrationBilly Joel, Robert Levin, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Hyung-Ki Joo, Katia Et Marielle Labèque, Cyrus Chestnut, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Eliane Elias, Jerry Lee Lewis, Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra2000Album
Truth Is Fallen/Two Generations of Brubeck "Brother, The Great Spirit Made Us All"Dave Brubeck2000Album
One AloneDave Brubeck2000Album
Love SongsDave Brubeck2000Compil.
Ken Burns Jazz (The Definitive Dave Brubeck)Dave Brubeck2000Compil.
The Very BestDave Brubeck2000Compil.
Jazz Piano MastersLennie Tristano, Dave Brubeck2000Compil.
New World A' Comin' (Classical And Jazz Connections)Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Joseph Makholm, Willis Delony2000Album
Take Five: Blue Rondo A La TurkDave Brubeck1999Album
The 40th Anniversary Tour Of The U.K.Dave Brubeck1999Album
Playing Our SongsDave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing1999Compil.
Koto SongDave Brubeck1999Album
In MoscowDave Brubeck1999Compil.
Instruments In Concert: The MandolinGeorge Gershwin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Dave Brubeck, Lamberti1998Compil.
Dave Brubeck Plays StandardsDave Brubeck1998Compil.
Dave Brubeck / Oscar PetersonDave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson1998Compil.
Cool JazzGerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck1998Compil.
Brubeck On ColumbiaDave Brubeck1998Compil.
Playing Our SongsGeorge Shearing, Ahmad Jamal, Dave Brubeck, Jacques Loussier1998Compil.
A CollectionDave Brubeck1997Compil.
24 Classic Original Recordinngs - Double Album On 1 CDDave Brubeck1997Compil.
In Their Own Sweet WayDave Brubeck1997Album
Greatest HitsDave Brubeck1997Compil.
Greatest HitsDave Brubeck1997Compil.
Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck1996Compil.
Jazz & Blues CollectionDave Brubeck1996Album
This Is JazzDave Brubeck1996Compil.
Les Indispensables DeDave Brubeck1996Compil.
This Is Jazz 3Dave Brubeck1996Compil.
A Dave Brubeck ChristmasDave Brubeck1996Album
Nightshift (Live At The Blue Note)Dave Brubeck1995Album
Take FiveDave Brubeck And Paul Desmond1995Album
Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck1995Album
Three To Get ReadyDave Brubeck1995Compil.
Take The A TrainDave Brubeck1995Album
Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck1995Compil.
Piano CompositionsJohn Salmon Plays Dave Brubeck1995Album
Young Lions & Old TigersDave Brubeck1995Album
Jazz CollectionDave Brubeck1995Compil.
MP3 CollectionDave Brubeck1995Album
Take five Best OfDave Brubeck1994Compil.
Just You, Just MeDave Brubeck1994Album
Blue Rondo A La TurkDave Brubeck1994Album
Essentiel JazzDave Brubeck1994Compil.
These Foolish ThingsDave Brubeck1994Compil.
Take Five Vol. 1 & 2Dave Brubeck1994Compil.
Late Night BrubeckDave Brubeck1994Album
Just You, Just MeDave Brubeck1994Single
I'll Remember YouDave Brubeck1994Single
Jazz SonatasDave Brubeck, Roland Hanna, Dick Hyman1994Album
Gold DiscDave Brubeck1993Compil.
Piano Jazz With Guest Dave BrubeckMarian McPartland & Dave Brubeck1993Album
Trio BrubeckDave Brubeck1993Album
Gold DiscDave Brubeck1993Compil.
GoldDave Brubeck1993Compil.
16 Great HitsDave Brubeck1992Compil.
Time Signatures - A Career RetrospectiveDave Brubeck1992Compil.
Cool Jazz (Blues In The Dark) (Volume 2)Dave Brubeck / Oscar Peterson1992Compil.
Portrait Dave Brubeck - The Famous QuartetDave Brubeck1992Compil.
Once When I Was Very YoungDave Brubeck1992Album
Two Sides Of Brubeck: New Wine & Quiet As The MoonDave Brubeck1992Compil.
Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck1991Compil.
Take FiveDave Brubeck e Paul Desmond1991Compil.
The Dave Brubeck Story (Phonographic Memories)Dave Brubeck1991Compil.
Quiet As The MoonDave Brubeck1991Album
"MusicMasters Jazz- The Future Is Now!"Dave Brubeck, Misha Segal1991Album
Interchanges '54Dave Brubeck1991Compil.
The Gift! / Take FiveDave Brubeck, Eydie Gormé1990Single
Take FiveDave Brubeck1990Album
Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck1990Compil.
The Essential Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck1990Compil.
In MoscowDave Brubeck, The Dave Brubeck Quartet1990Album
Dave Brubeck/Paul DesmondDave Brubeck & Paul Desmond1990Compil.
St. Louis BluesDave Brubeck Featuring Paul Desmond1990Album
Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck1989Compil.
These Foolish ThingsDave Brubeck1989Compil.
Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck1989Compil.
New YorkDave Brubeck1989Compil.
Take FiveDave Brubeck1988Single
Columbia Jazz Masterpieces Radio Show Hosted By Wynton Marsalis Volume IIIWynton Marsalis, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Dave Brubeck, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday1988Compil.
Moscow NightDave Brubeck1988Album
Take FiveDave Brubeck1988Compil.
Take FiveDave Brubeck1987Compil.
Take FiveDave Brubeck1987Compil.
Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck1985Compil.
Dave Brubeck And Paul DesmondDave Brubeck And Paul Desmond1984Compil.
Trolley Song (Rehearsal) / StardustDave Brubeck, Paul Desmond / The Dave Brubeck Quartet1984Single
Brubeck Plays West Side Story / Previn Plays My Fair LadyDave Brubeck, André Previn1983Compil.
1954 - 1972Dave Brubeck1983Compil.
Live At MidemPat Metheny Featuring Dave Brubeck, William O. Smith, Randy Jones, The Heath Brothers1983Album
Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck1981Compil.
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 40Dave Brubeck / Paul Desmond / Joe Morello / Eugene Wright1981Compil.
Dave Brubeck CollectionDave Brubeck1980Compil.
Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck1980Compil.
La Fiesta De La PosadaDave Brubeck1979Album
Take FiveDave Brubeck1979Compil.
American Jazz & Blues History Vol. 8Dave Brubeck1978Compil.
Golden Grand Prix 30Dave Brubeck1977Compil.
Take Five / It's A Raggy WaltzDave Brubeck1976Single
Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck1976Album
All The Things We AreDave Brubeck1976Album
Grand Prix 20Dave Brubeck1976Compil.
1975: The DuetsDave Brubeck & Paul Desmond1975Album
Star-CollectionDave Brubeck1975Compil.
The Art Of Dave Brubeck/The Fantasy YearsDave Brubeck1975Compil.
Blue Dove / Balconey RockDave Brubeck and Paul Desmond1975Single
Greatest Hits Vol. 2Dave Brubeck1974Compil.
Two Generations Of Brubeck " Brother, The Great Spirit Made Us All".Dave Brubeck and Darius Brubeck Ensemble with Chris & Dan Brubeck1974Album
Two Generations Of Brubeck " Brother, The Great Spirit Made Us All".Dave Brubeck and Darius Brubeck Ensemble with Chris & Dan Brubeck1974Album
New Gold DiscDave Brubeck1974Compil.
Dave Brubeck's All-Time Greatest HitsDave Brubeck1974Compil.
Türk Rondosu (Rondo A La Turk)Dave Brubeck1974Single
Two Generations Of BrubeckDave Brubeck1973Album
Take FiveDave Brubeck1973Single
All Over AgainDave Brubeck1973Album
We're All Together Again For The First TimeDave Brubeck1973Album
Blue Rondo (A La Turk)Dave Brubeck1973Single
Jazz SummitStan Getz / Dave Brubeck1972Compil.
Truth Is FallenDave Brubeck1972Album
Summit SessionsDave Brubeck1971Album
Adventures In TimeDave Brubeck1971Compil.
Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck1971Compil.
TruthDave Brubeck1971Album
Gone With The WindDave Brubeck1969Compil.
The Gates Of JusticeDave Brubeck1969Album
At The Black Hawk In San FranciscoDave Brubeck Featuring Paul Desmond1969Album
The Light In The WildernessDave Brubeck1968Single
The Light In The WildernessDave Brubeck1968Album
Do Not Fold, Staple, Spindle Or Mutilate / Raga Theme For RaguDave Brubeck Featuring Ragu1968Single
JackpotDave Brubeck1968Album
Right Now!Dave Brubeck1967Compil.
La Paloma Azul (The Blue Dove)Dave Brubeck1967Single
Three's A Crowd / Countdown / Eleven Four / Waltz LimpDave Brubeck1966Single
Dave Brubeck's Greatest HitsDave Brubeck1966Compil.
Time InDave Brubeck1966Album
Time InDave Brubeck1966Album
Dave Brubeck's Greatest HitsDave Brubeck1966Album
Dave Brubeck's Greatest HitsDave Brubeck1966Compil.
Dave Brubeck's Greatest HitsDave Brubeck1966Compil.
It's A Raggy Waltz / Travellin' BluesCarmen McRae, Dave Brubeck1965Single
Happy Bandito / Bag O' HeatDave Brubeck1965Single
Something To Sing About / Autumn In New YorkRanny Sinclair With Dave Brubeck1964Single
New York - TokyoDave Brubeck1964Single
Toki's ThemeDave Brubeck1964Single
Dave Brubeck In BerlinDave Brubeck1964Album
NomadLouis Armstrong & Dave Brubeck1964Single
NomadLouis Armstrong & Dave Brubeck1964Single
the sounds that SWINGAndré Kostelanetz, Dave Brubeck, The Village Stompers, Art Van Damme, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Neil Wolfe, André Previn, J.J. Johnson, Percy Faith, Duke Ellington1963Compil.
The Real AmbassadorsLouis Armstrong And His Band, Dave Brubeck, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Carmen McRae1962Album
Take Five (Recorded Live At Basin Street East)Carmen McRae - Dave Brubeck1962Album
Take Five / It's A Raggy Waltz / Tonight OnlyCarmen McRae & Dave Brubeck1962Single
Take FiveDave Brubeck, Carmen McRae1961Single
Play Dave Brubeck's Points On JazzGold And Fizdale, Dave Brubeck, The Dave Brubeck Trio, Carmen McRae1961Album
It's A Raggy WaltzDave Brubeck1961Single
Near MythThe Dave Brubeck Quartet / Dave Brubeck - William O. Smith1961Album
Poll Winners JazzPaul Desmond / Dave Brubeck / Joe Morello1960Single
A La ModeDave Brubeck1960Album
Jazz At StoryvilleDave Brubeck, Paul Desmond1959Single
Plays And Plays And Plays...Dave Brubeck1958Album
At Wilshire-EbellDave Brubeck & Paul Desmond1957Album
The Best Of BrubeckDave Brubeck1957Compil.
Sound Of Jazz: Some Day My Prince Will Come - Give A Little WhistleDave Brubeck1957Single
Brubeck Plays BrubeckDave Brubeck1956Album
At NewportDave Brubeck And J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding1956Album
Paul and Dave - Jazz InterwovenPaul Desmond And Dave Brubeck1955Album
Old Sounds From San Francisco Volume 1Dave Brubeck1955Single
Jazz GalleryDave Brubeck1954Single
How High The MoonDave Brubeck1954Single
My Heart Stood Still / The Trolley SongDave Brubeck / The Dave Brubeck Quartet1952Single
My Romance / Just One Of Those ThingsDave Brubeck / The Dave Brubeck Quartet1952Single
The GreatsDave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Bobby Correll, Frank Blake & Bob KindleAlbum
Moods & GroovesDave Brubeck & Paul DesmondAlbum
The Best Live SessionsDave BrubeckCompil.
Trio & QuartetDave BrubeckCompil.
Moods & GroovesDave Brubeck & Paul DesmondCompil.
Live At MidemDave Brubeck, B.B. KingCompil.
At NewportBuck Clayton, Dave Brubeck And J.J. Johnson & Kai WindingSingle
デイブ・ブルーベックのすべてDave BrubeckAlbum
Take ThisDave BrubeckCompil.
Eight Classic AlbumsDave BrubeckCompil.
Take Five / Three To Get ReadyDave BrubeckSingle
'Brubeck plays Bernstein plays Brubeck'Dave BrubeckSingle
The Jazz Street 1 Modern Combo And OrchestraMiles Davis, Dave BrubeckCompil.
20th Century Jazz MastersThe Modern Jazz Quartet Plus Dave Brubeck & Thad Jones & Mel LewisAlbum
CreationDave BrubeckSingle
Jazz All StarsDave Brubeck, Coleman Hawkins, Buddy Collette, Larry Bunker, Stan Levey, Conte Candoli, Emil Richards, Cal TjaderAlbum
Brubeck In Wonderland (Dave Brubeck Trio Quartet & Octet 1946-55)Dave BrubeckCompil.
Dave Brubeck Vol. 2 Eight Classic AlbumsDave BrubeckCompil.
Dialogue For Jazz Combo & OrchestraDave Brubeck, Leonard BernsteinAlbum
Son Piano Et Ses RhytmesDave BrubeckSingle
Modern Complex DialoguesDave BrubeckAlbum
Laura / IndianaDave BrubeckAlbum
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