In memoriam Dave BrubeckDecember 6, 2012 Tim WorstallMusic4 CommentsObituary here. My favourite piece: Just such a strange beat to try to dance to. Which is the point, of course. previousRitchie\’s verdict on Chris Dillow (pbuh)nextQuite 4 thoughts on “In memoriam Dave Brubeck” So Much For Subtlety December 6, 2012 at 11:32 am I don’t want to detract from the late Dave Brubeck, but it is a bit sad that the Tellie listed his obit first. Ahead of Dame Elizabeth Murdoch, who merely lived a life of good deeds and general niceness, OK. But ahead of Major-General Deane-Drummond? Read his obituary. They don’t make them like that any more. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/army-obituaries/9722273/Maj-Gen-Tony-Deane-Drummond.html No wonder when only the Tellie remembers them and even then, in third place. MakajazMonkee December 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm Thats a very square dance to an incredibly un-square beat! Good innings though Mr Brubeck dearieme December 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm I’m fond of this one (which I heard sung by Carmen McRae in a dive in SF in ’66). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsGSxbAB3qk Grumpy Old Man December 6, 2012 at 9:12 pm Not mentioned in any obit I’ve read, is Mr. Brubeck’s work in apartheid South Africa, when he formed and encouraged black musicians and bands in the townships, as well as incorporating african rhythms and harmonies into his music. His son , as far as I know, still carries this work out. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.