I'm always sad to hear when someone artist or actor that I enjoyed dies, no matter how hold that person was. My heart sunk this morning when I heard the passing of Dave Brubeck. I wasn't always a fan of his music. Growing up, my father was into smooth jazz. Of course, I hated it (and still do). One of the artists in his collection was David Brubeck. I just assumed he was someone whom I wouldn't like. So, I never gave him the chance. Then one day I sat down to watch Ken Burn's documentary on Jazz. By this time I was already an adult, and had quite an extensive collection of jazz - but no Dave Brubeck. It was this documentary where I discovered Brubeck's music. I loved it. I have even tried to get my friends who play piano to learn some of the pieces.
Blue Rondo A La Turk is my favorite song of his. I love the timing that is not typical of most music (at least in my limited musical knowledge it isn't). If you haven't yet discovered the brilliance of David Brubeck, please check out the song below.