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From cattle ranch to concert hall, he came up the hard way. Brubeck jazz musician is here. (By an Observer reporter). Dave Brubeck, one of the greatest exponents of modern jazz music, was writing a letter home when I met him last evening at the Galle Face Hotel. He is a devout family man being the father of five children. Brubeck, who arrived in Ceylon by air yesterday afternoon has played in England, Europe and India. He will be giving five concerts at the Green House this week and will be visiting Pakistand, Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq before going back to the United States. Brubeck has been fascinated by the music and rhythms of the different countries that he has visited. While in India he followed a procession led by a drummer. He did not know it was a funeral and found himself in a cemetary. When he gets back home Brubeck hopes to compose some pieces. His theme will be the music of the countries that he has visited on his world tour. To Brubeck success did not come overnight. He had to wait seven long years before his type of jazz was accepted. He has come a long way from the boy who used his fingers to rope cattle on his father's ranch. Now his fingers have thrilled millions all over the world. Brubeck's favorite pianist is Art Tatum and he says that modern Jazz owes a lot to George Shearing, Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton. Other members of this combo are Paul Desmond (alto sax) Joe Morello (drums) and Gene Wright (bass). THe Quartet will be giving their first concert this evening at 7 p.m. at the Green House. Today's events. Green House, Vistoria Park: Dave Brubeck Quartet--7 p.m. [photo caption] Showman Donovan Andree greets the Dave Brubeck Quartet on their arrival in Ceylon yesterday. Left to right are Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Jose Morello, Donovan Andree and Gene Wright.

Date Original

4-15-1958

Date Digital

January 2007

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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This item is part of the Brubeck Collection, MSS 004.

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