Dave Brubeck

1920 - 2012

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David Warren Brubeck (; December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. Many of his compositions have become jazz standards including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting both his mother's classical training and his own improvisational skills. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dave Brubeck has received more than 2,024,091 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Dave Brubeck is the 140th most popular musician (up from 155th in 2019), the 810th most popular biography from United States (up from 884th in 2019) and the 38th 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 140 out of 2,675. Before him are Manu Dibango, Ice-T, Itzhak Perlman, George Martin, Nick Mason, and David Guetta. After him are Dizzy Gillespie, Mariss Jansons, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Don Cherry, and Joe Hisaishi.

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Among people born in 1920, Dave Brubeck ranks 36Before him are Ravi Shankar, François Jacob, Douglass North, Fritz Walter, Helmut Newton, and Clarice Lispector. After him are Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Alberto Sordi, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Sun Myung Moon, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, and Gunnar Gren. Among people deceased in 2012, Dave Brubeck ranks 33Before him are Stephen Covey, Tony Scott, Matilde Camus, Carlos Fuentes, Hebe Camargo, and Rodney King. After him are Antoni Tàpies, Kiro Gligorov, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Sun Myung Moon, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and Eduard Khil.

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Among people born in United States, Dave Brubeck ranks 810 out of 15,968. Before him are Joseph Campbell (1904), Kevin Kline (1947), Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (1918), Maya Angelou (1928), Raymond Carver (1938), and Donald A. Glaser (1926). After him are Renée Zellweger (1969), John Kerry (1943), Percival Lowell (1855), Dennis Rodman (1961), Mel Ferrer (1917), and Ronald Wayne (1934).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Dave Brubeck ranks 38Before him are Bill Evans (1929), Don Shirley (1927), Ray Manzarek (1939), Lady Gaga (1986), Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), and Ice-T (1958). After him are Dizzy Gillespie (1917), Herbie Hancock (1940), Quincy Jones (1933), Don Cherry (1936), Cyndi Lauper (1953), and Keith Jarrett (1945).