I grew up listening to Dave Brubeck – saw him in concert in Cleveland. He was a great influence on me and my introduction to jazz music. I remember back in the early 1980s visiting him in his home in Connecticut to demonstrate a new synthesizer called the Synclavier. He was very interested in new technological trends in music. He had fun fooling around on it with a little bluesy lick of his. It was a real thrill for me to play for him on his piano. He liked my playing and told me I should be out performing music instead of selling synthesizers. We sat and talked about his experiences in Paris with Darius Milhaud and Nadia Boulanger. He was an immensely gracious with a never-ending passion for music. I am blessed to have been touched by him. Thank you Dave. Now, Take Five!
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