Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Brubeck Digital Collections

University of the Pacific is home to the Brubeck Collection, the archives of alumni Dave and Iola Brubeck. While best known as one of the top-selling jazz artists of all time, Dave Brubeck also wrote sacred music and applied his artistry in service to diplomacy and the civil rights movement. The collection includes extensive digital collections available online, including photos, images of press clippings, audio recordings and oral history interviews. For example, there is a video from a 1962 TV appearance of the Dave Brubeck Quartet performing "Blue Rondo à la Turk" on a "magic carpet" over Los Angeles, including a motorcycle cop trying to ticket them.

(You'll need to go to the site to view the video.)

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