I got a poster from Columbia Records, and there’s Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Ellington, Count Basie – everybody in that poster has died, I’m the only one left. And great players like Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan, it’s hard to believe they’re gone because we were all so close. But I believe in the future and the tradition will go on.
More Dave Brubeck quotes :
That's the beauty of music. You can take a theme from a Bach sacred chorale and improvise. It doesn't make any difference where the theme comes from the treatment of it can be jazz.Dave Brubeck
My dad was the manager at the 45,000-acre ranch, but he owned his own 1,200-acre ranch, and I owned four cattle that he gave to me when I graduated from grammar school, from the eighth grade. And those cows multiplied, and he kept track of them for years for me. And that was my herd.Dave Brubeck
I'm always hoping for the nights that are inspired where you almost have an out of body experience.Dave Brubeck