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In Dave Brubeck's Own Sweet Way

In Dave BrubeckÂ’s Own Sweet Way.

New documentary produced by Clint Eastwood and Bruce Ricker to air on TCM channel on Brubeck’s 90th birthday.

By Lee Mergner of JazzTimes writes,

"December 6, 2010 marks the 90th birthday of pianist Dave Brubeck and there are a plethora of projects being released in conjunction with that landmark date. Sony Legacy Recordings has just released Dave Brubeck: Legacy of a Legend, a new 21-track double-CD compilation with every track handpicked by Brubeck. The commemorative collection features extensive annotation and anecdotal liner notes written by his son Darius. And, Concord Music Group is releasing The Definitive Dave Brubeck on Fantasy, Concord Jazz and Telarc, a 2-CD collection featuring some of Brubeck's earliest session work from the ‘40s as well as some of his more recent recordings from the past few decades. That collection's track list was handpicked by Russell Gloyd, Brubeck's manager, producer and conductor for more than 30 years"


"However, perhaps the most ambitious product is a new documentary—Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way—executive-produced by Clint Eastwood, and produced and directed by filmmaker and longtime Eastwood colleague Bruce Ricker, whose credits include Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends, Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser, The Last of the Blue Devils and Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me."

"Brubeck’s story is ongoing. In this last year, he performed over 50 dates with his group. And although he’s had his share of health problems, he continues to write new material and look to the future. That is his way, which seems sweet indeed."

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