Dave Brubeck music quotes

Do you think Duke Ellington didn't listen to Debussy? Louis Armstrong loved opera, did you know that? Name me a jazz pianist who wasn't influenced by European music! ---->>>

When you hear Bach or Mozart, you hear perfection. Remember that Bach, Mozart and Beethoven were great improvisers. I can hear that in their music. ---->>>

The first choral music I remember hearing was Handel's 'Messiah' when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast it over the radio. ---->>>

I knew I wanted to write on religious themes when I was a GI in World War II. I saw and experienced so much violence that I thought I could express my outrage best with music. ---->>>

Jazz isn't dead yet. It's the underpinning of everything in this country. Whether it's a Broadway show, or fusion, or right on through classical music, if it's coming out of the U.S., it's not going to survive unless it's got some jazz influence. ---->>>

That's the beauty of music. You can take a theme from a Bach sacred chorale and improvise. It doesn't make any difference where the theme comes from; the treatment of it can be jazz. ---->>>

When I was first aware that I couldn't read music I didn't know I couldn't read because I could play the music that was in front of me. ---->>>

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Biography

Dave Brubeck profile (dave-brubeck.jpg)
Nationality: American
Born: 12-06, 1920
Birthplace:
Die: 2012-12-05
Occupation: Musician