Born in California in 1920, Dave Brubeck has been an icon of jazz music for over five decades, and shows few signs of slowing down as he continues to perform and compose. The first site for consideration here was designed to complement a television program produced for PBS that explored Brubeck's life and contributions to jazz throughout the second half of the twentieth century. The production team for the documentary was headed up Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Hendrick Smith, with the project receiving major funding from the NEA. From the site's main page, visitors can read an extended biographical sketch of Brubeck, and read essays on his various musical expressions, including the reflections of different music critics on his work. Perhaps the most insightful part of this site is a transcription of an interview with Brubeck where he talks about the creative process, playing music with his sons, and his critics. The second site contains a rather impressive Brubeck discography, a mailing list for Brubeck fans to join, and photographs of Brubeck from his many concerts and live performances. The site also features a photo gallery containing some of the fine album cover art featured on Brubeck recordings throughout the years.
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