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 #121754  by jackr
 Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:07 am
I know this is Dead forum but you got to give Brubeck some props! He was a legend for sure. Any videos around of Jerry covering some Brubeck tunes?
 #121755  by jester536
 Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:23 am
Agree with giving props to Brubeck...never saw it stated categorically...but I always assumed that the Dead experimented with time signatures in large part due to Brubeck's Time Out album...that's entirely what that album was based on. A jazz man all his life and lived to damn near 92...incredible.
 #121757  by strumminsix
 Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:42 am
Sad. I ironically read on his wiki page how he fought with a teacher as he didn't think every note had to count. Interesting how diametrically different that is from JG.
 #121759  by jackr
 Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:56 am
Not that i am even remotely qualified to argue with Brubeck but aside from a grace note how is it that every note shouldn't count? You can change time signatures from measure to measure if you so desired but they still have to count. I must be missing something.
 #121761  by TI4-1009
 Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:10 pm
Not really sad- he was like 92?? A great life lived.
 #121762  by tcsned
 Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:20 pm
Almost done listening to Time Out now. This was one of my dad's favorite records. I still have his copy, I believe he bought it in '59 when it was released. One of those soundtracks to my childhood things. We occasionally play "Take 5" it's a fun tune. Maybe I'll have to break it out at my next gig . . . I hope he's somewhere playing with Paul Desmond now