Jazz on the Move - Tribute to Dave Brubeck feat. Bruce Dudley
If the name Dave Brubeck doesn’t immediately ring a bell, you might remember the legendary pianist and composer for his scene-stealing interviews in Ken Burns’ Jazz miniseries on PBS. That documentary found Brubeck still touring in the 21st century, traveling the world as an octogenarian hepcat. Brubeck, who died in December at the age of 91, combined jazz, classical and world music elements in polyrhythmic compositions and odd time signatures. His classic 1958 album Time Out became the first jazz record to sell more than a million copies — thanks in part to the lyrical alto sax riffing of Brubeck’s great collaborator Paul Desmond. Organized by the Nashville Jazz Workshop and The Frist, Jazz on the Move makes its 2013 debut today with A Tribute to Dave Brubeck. Bruce Dudley will give a presentation on Brubeck’s life, times and music before manning the keys for a performance of some of the jazz icon’s best-known compositions. Bassist Roger Spencer and drummer Chris Brown will round out the rhythm section while Denis Solee will play those iconic Paul Desmond lines on the sax.
Frist Center Museum
Show: 3:00 PM