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Dave Brubeck

1920 - 2012

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David Warren Brubeck (; December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer. Often regarded as a foremost exponent of cool jazz, Brubeck's work is characterized by unusual time signatures and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities. Born in Concord, California, Brubeck was drafted into the US Army, but was spared from combat service when a Red Cross show he had played at became a hit. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dave Brubeck has received more than 3,114,108 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Dave Brubeck is the 165th most popular musician (down from 140th in 2019), the 983rd most popular biography from United States (down from 809th in 2019) and the 47th most popular American Musician.

Dave Brubeck is most famous for being a jazz pianist and composer. He was born in Concord, California in 1920 and studied music at the University of the Pacific. He formed the Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1951 with Paul Desmond on saxophone, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums. They were one of the most popular jazz groups in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Among musicians, Dave Brubeck ranks 165 out of 2,662Before him are Don Cherry, Rudolf Schenker, Caetano Veloso, Bono, Chris Slade, and Anton Diabelli. After him are Björk, Cyndi Lauper, Brian Eno, Willie Nelson, Herbie Hancock, and Joni Mitchell.

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Among people born in 1920, Dave Brubeck ranks 41Before him are Gene Tierney, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Mickey Rooney, Fritz Walter, Timothy Leary, and Shelley Winters. After him are Alberto Sordi, Sergei Bondarchuk, Michèle Morgan, Kaysone Phomvihane, Sun Myung Moon, and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. Among people deceased in 2012, Dave Brubeck ranks 37Before him are Antoni Tàpies, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Kiro Gligorov, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, Matilde Camus, and Antonio Tabucchi. After him are Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Andrew Huxley, Eduard Khil, Joseph Murray, Sun Myung Moon, and Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dave Brubeck ranks 983 out of 18,182Before him are Barbara Bush (1925), Paul Berg (1926), Robert A. Dahl (1915), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), Blake Edwards (1922), and Charles Cooley (1864). After him are Matt Groening (1954), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), L. Frank Baum (1856), George Dantzig (1914), Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), and Winona Ryder (1971).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Dave Brubeck ranks 47Before him are Ike Turner (1931), Ritchie Valens (1941), James Hetfield (1963), Thelonious Monk (1917), Stan Getz (1927), and Don Cherry (1936). After him are Cyndi Lauper (1953), Willie Nelson (1933), Herbie Hancock (1940), Keith Jarrett (1945), Chris Isaak (1956), and Jerry Lee Lewis (1935).