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Dave Brubeck was an innovator to the end
When Dave Brubeck toured in his later years, it was easy to underestimate him: tall and stooped, he would be helped up the stairs to the stage, walk gingerly to his piano and address his audience in slow, measured tones, usually with a joke about his age. But then he’d sit down and play great cannonades of chords, egging on his band of younger musicians to make startling statements of their own. The jazz innovator, who passed away Wednesday on the eve of his 92nd birthday, never lost the ability to surprise. READ MORE: http://natpo.st/SQfmTq
[Illustration by Kagan Mcleod]

Dave Brubeck was an innovator to the end

When Dave Brubeck toured in his later years, it was easy to underestimate him: tall and stooped, he would be helped up the stairs to the stage, walk gingerly to his piano and address his audience in slow, measured tones, usually with a joke about his age. But then he’d sit down and play great cannonades of chords, egging on his band of younger musicians to make startling statements of their own. The jazz innovator, who passed away Wednesday on the eve of his 92nd birthday, never lost the ability to surprise. READ MORE: http://natpo.st/SQfmTq

[Illustration by Kagan Mcleod]

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