Chris Brubeck: Reflections

Amazing interview with Dave Brubeck’s son, Chris


• Why the French love jazz

• How Iola Brubeck saved the Dave Brubeck Quartet

• Why Chris gave up playing rock and roll

• Is Santa Claus really Paul Desmond

• Why not to cancel a concert because of a blizzard 

• The “Jazz Uncles?” Not likely



Jazz fan? Please watch this 12 minute video.


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3 thoughts on “Chris Brubeck: Reflections

  1. Hal says:

    Interesting interview. Sanda and I visited with a couple who live South of Paris last summer. The fellow was a fan of “jazz classique”. Could not connect with modern jazz. He loved Louis Armstrong. When we got home I sent him a recording by Sidney Bechet and he gushed about it. BTW, I could never understand why one chooses the trombone. All I can think of when I see one are marching bands.

  2. George O. Petty says:

    Great interview. Chris’ “explanation” of jazz in a couple of sentences very similar to boyfriend #1 to the woman in La La Land. I understand the explanations . . . but it still doesn’t get me . . .

  3. Barbara says:

    Wonderful interview. What is not to like about Chris? He is one of the nicest people around…but also very insightful. Last time he was at the Bach, he made a great parallel between the relationship between me and my dad and he and his dad.
    Love the location of the still photo too!

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