End of an era

Published: 07 December, 2012 06:51 IST | Special Features |

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck, has passed away leaving behind some amazing works of his including 'Take Five', 'In Your Own Sweet Way', 'Blue Rondo a la Turk', and 'The Duke'. CS delves into the musician's life who died at 91:

>> David was an American jazz pianist and composer.

Dave Brubeck

>> David was shipped to France during World War Two as an Army rifleman but, after a colonel heard him play piano, ended up in a band that performed for troops.

>> He didn't want to become a musician, but took lessons from his mother. He couldn't read sheet music, attributing this difficulty to poor eyesight, but 'faked' it, and this went mostly unnoticed. 

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