Narrator Fleet Cooper's audible appreciation for his subject is fitting for this definitive biography of the great jazz innovator Dave Brubeck. Along with the informed perspective of the author--a music journalist and Brubeck confidant--Cooper's performance captures the wonder of the pianist/composer's accomplishments, as well as the drama and historical significance of his career. The narrative weaves in and out of Brubeck's California upbringing and family life as it meticulously chronicles his rise to musical preeminence. The stories about the sidemen he played with, including the members of his famous quartet, are priceless. With anecdotes about the music business and mainstream culture providing satisfying texture, this is a most engaging and important biography of one of the twentieth century's most prominent musicians. T.W. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2020]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9781549100383 $25.98
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