Dave Brubeck
Born: 1920

Brubeck’s mother studied piano in England and intended to
become a concert pianist; at home she taught piano for
extra money. Brubeck was not particularly interested in
learning by any particular method, but preferred to create
his own melodies, and therefore avoided learning to read
sheet music. In college Brubeck was nearly expelled when
one of his professors discovered that he could not read
sheet music. Several of his professors came forward
arguing for his ability with counterpoint and… Continue

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