When he discovered that all he owned was a half interest in his own recording, he quit to sign with another label, Columbia Records. In , he was featured on the cover of Time , the second jazz musician to be so honored the first was Louis Armstrong on February 21, In Brubeck hired drummer Joe Morello , who had been working with Marian McPartland ; Morello's presence made possible the rhythmic experiments that were to come.
Department of State tour of Europe and Asia. They spent two weeks in Poland, giving thirteen concerts and spending time visiting with Polish musicians and citizens as part of the People-to-People program. During the late s and early s Brubeck canceled several concerts because the club owners or hall managers continued to resist the idea of an integrated band on their stages. He also canceled a television appearance when he found out that the producers intended to keep Wright off-camera.
In , the Dave Brubeck Quartet recorded Time Out , an album about which the record label was enthusiastic but which they were nonetheless hesitant to release. Featuring the cover art of S. Neil Fujita , the album contained all original compositions, almost none of which were in common time : 9 8 , 5 4 , 3 4 , and 6 4 were used, inspired by Eurasian folk music they experienced during their Department of State sponsored tour.
It was the first jazz album to sell more than a million copies. On a handful of albums in the early s, clarinetist Bill Smith replaced Desmond. These albums were devoted to Smith's compositions and thus had a somewhat different aesthetic than other Brubeck Quartet albums. Nonetheless, according to critic Ken Dryden, "[Smith] proves himself very much in Desmond's league with his witty solos".
In the early s, Brubeck and his wife, Iola, developed a jazz musical, The Real Ambassadors , based in part on experiences they and their colleagues had during foreign tours on behalf of the Department of State. At its peak in the early s, the Brubeck Quartet was releasing as many as four albums a year. Apart from the "College" and the "Time" series, Brubeck recorded four LPs featuring his compositions based on the group's travels, and the local music they encountered.
Jazz Impressions of the U. Brubeck wrote, and the Quartet performed, the theme song for this Craig Stevens CBS drama series; the music from the series became material for the New York album. Brubeck merely plays himself, with the film featuring close-ups of his piano fingerings. He achieved his vision of an all-jazz format radio station along with his friend and neighbor John E.
Metts, one of the first African Americans in senior radio management. Brubeck produced The Gates of Justice in , a cantata mixing Biblical scripture with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The new senior management at Columbia Records decided not to renew Brubeck's contract in , as they wished to focus on rock music. He moved to Atlantic Records. Dave Brubeck married jazz lyricist Iola Whitlock in September ; the couple was married for 70 years up until his death. Iola died on March 12, , from cancer in Wilton, Connecticut , at the age of Four of Brubeck's six children have been professional musicians.
Darius , the eldest, is a pianist, producer, educator and performer. He was named after Dave Brubeck's mentor Darius Milhaud. Matthew , the youngest, is a cellist with an extensive list of composing and performance credits. Another son, Michael, died in Although he had spiritual interests before that time, he said, "I didn't convert to Catholicism, because I wasn't anything to convert from.
I just joined the Catholic Church. In , Brubeck was awarded the University of Notre Dame 's Laetare Medal , the oldest and most prestigious  honor given to American Catholics, during the University's commencement.
He performed "Travellin' Blues" for the graduating class of Brubeck founded the Brubeck Institute with his wife, Iola, at their alma mater, the University of the Pacific in What began as a special archive, consisting of the personal document collection of the Brubecks, has since expanded to provide fellowships and educational opportunities in jazz for students, also leading to having one of the main streets on which the school resides named in his honor, Dave Brubeck Way.
The main-belt asteroid Brubeck was named after Brubeck. He returned to Michigan many times, including a performance at Hill Auditorium where he received a Distinguished Artist Award from the University of Michigan 's Musical Society in Now I am going to play a cold piano with cold hands", Brubeck stated.
The induction ceremony occurred December 10, and he was inducted alongside eleven other famous Californians. In Brubeck became a supporter of the Jazz Foundation of America in its mission to save the homes and the lives of elderly jazz and blues musicians, including those who had survived Hurricane Katrina. When the award was made, President Barack Obama recalled a concert Brubeck had given in Honolulu and said, "You can't understand America without understanding jazz, and you can't understand jazz without understanding Dave Brubeck.
The ceremony took place on the National Mall. Brubeck died of heart failure on December 5, , in Norwalk, Connecticut , one day before his 92nd birthday. He was on his way to a cardiology appointment, accompanied by his son Darius. The Los Angeles Times noted that he "was one of Jazz's first pop stars", even though he was not always happy with his fame.
He felt uncomfortable, for example, that Time had featured him on the cover  before it did so for Duke Ellington , saying, "It just bothered me.
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