BRUBECK'S BACK

This one's for the boys

The gig is one week shy of his 90th birthday, but Dave Brubeck will be bringing you "Take Five," so perhaps you should have a card ready. The jazz piano legend, a cheeky experimentalist with time signatures and tonalities (6/4 beat is no amateur's bag, as "Pick Up Sticks" attests), has shown his remarkable skill from the onset—his career began, quite dramatically, in the '40s when he formed an ensemble to entertain his fellow GIs in Patton's army—and still enjoys his reign as the leader of the revered Dave Brubeck Quartet, a sophisticated and wily bunch of orchestrally inclined jazz greats (Robert Militello, Michael Moore, Randy Jones). Miss this one, and you've missed history.
Nov. 27-29, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2009

 
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