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by Chris May
Early on in his career, the pianist Darius Brubeck bowed to the inevitable. Accepting that he was always going to be compared to his father, Dave Brubeck, he both embraced his heritage and sidelined it. In the 1970s, embracing it, he was a member of Two Generations Of Brubeck and The New Brubeck Quartet, groups which played original material but had audiences who came along mainly to hear performances of tunes written by or associated with Brubeck père: (It's A) ...read more
by Jerry D'Souza
The first music that Darius Brubeck became familiar with was jazz, which is not surprising given the family he was born into. Brubeck studied the music and played it along with his father Dave and his brothers Chris and Dan as well as his own groups. Brubeck, however, did not confine himself to that one form; he expanded his repertoire with several styles including Indian and African music, rock and folk. Moreover, he played electronic piano and the synthesizer. His ...read more