In His Own Sweet Way
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
An NPR Jazz Profiles Special featuring the works of Dave Brubeck. The jazz legend, born in Concord California on Dec. 6, 1920, died Dec. 5. 2012, one day short of his 92nd birthday.
Unlike the vast majority of jazz musicians, Dave Brubeck was blessed with both talent and commercial success. His renowned 1950s quartet recorded standards like "Take Five," "The Duke," and "In Your Own Sweet Way." He was the first jazz artist to sell one million copies of an album, the second to appear on the cover of Time magazine.