Dave Brubeck was born 90 years ago on this day (Dec 6) in Concord, CA. Happy Birthday! The Legacy of a Legend podcast continues with a look at his early days on the road with both his quartet and young kids. Despite their growing popularity with “Take Five” from the Time Out album, and roles as American Jazz Ambassadors, the multi-racial band still had to deal with Jim Crow laws that forced them to stay in separate hotels in many US cities.
Legacy Podcasts celebrates Dave Brubeck’s 90th birthday with the four-part Legacy of a Legend podcast series. Brubeck and his longtime collaborators look back on his influential life and career. Episode 1 includes stories about his childhood in Irvine, CA and excerpt of “Ode to a Cowboy” and other classic pieces.