Remembering Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck
CBS News’ Anthony Mason on the life of the jazz musician.
- Duration 8:59
- Date Dec 10, 2012
CBS News’ Anthony Mason on the life of the jazz musician.
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Anyway -- you do like Dave Brubeck.
I did like Dave Brubeck ended up doing his obituary for the evening news this past week in -- end after they had been a long time -- led to the gone back and and that.
Really tapped into them but.
You know it's amazing capacity having them give an amazing -- still which was what really surprised me.
Murdoch knows what was -- -- he to -- -- -- Euro you know.
You know you've got four kids who were playing -- where musicians as well he was married to the same woman his whole life in veterans' college.
He keep his mother I think.
Forced him to go to the prom.
And any film only -- -- -- to -- the smartest woman in school any founder.
And that ended up being his wife.
And she ended up being his sort of his closest collaborator musically.
-- -- system is an amazing guy and also he resisted you know he resisted.
He refused to place South Africa -- affordable for everybody else did and you know was was adamant about having an integrated bank.
Yeah remarkable -- -- -- -- -- well went to on my terms of bottom -- town jazz albums.
That's my contention.
That after everybody likes jazz -- just don't know what they do they just don't realize that it.
Because there's there's nothing.
There's nothing not to like Coleman Hawkins are accountable and earlier oral or Charlie Parker.
Or chip -- -- -- when he sings.
Also -- Miles Davis.
And -- a split of all we get them I want decision against -- what did you.
It wouldn't let me -- you know it's like I think.
I think first of all I think they're got to be sort of -- highbrow -- -- jazz.
And the second thing is I think sometimes -- is.
-- less approachable than some other music depending on the mood you're in.
But it would continue to piece was Norah Jones earlier this year.
And while we were doing -- influenced by -- and that's what she thought she wanted to play when she started out we were in Europe.
In -- -- in Brooklyn and she put on -- John Coltrane Duke Ellington record which we ended -- using a little bit of in in the story that aired on Sunday morning.
And you know we didn't think it not only did people go to iTunes after the story here -- by Norah Jones music they went iTunes in the -- -- -- Ellington.
In big numbers.
-- you don't.
Listen to a bunch jazz saxophone players.
Over the region.
And men there was hardly anybody.
Predicament a case of our great Charlie Parker was I -- I don't know a bunch of these other guys -- -- but.
Well I've been trapped in this I had time -- -- back in the sixty from the last week I went to The Who concert at the garden last Wednesday.
And the stones.
Saturday night and I'm working -- -- piece first.
Next Sunday morning and Led Zeppelin.
And I am kind of them and they haven't -- no wonder what decade it is but it's it's amazing but stoned or kind of amazing and so at least -- was coming hadn't realized he was 69 will be seventy next summer.
And for two hours and fifteen minutes the -- never stopped moving was -- -- A what -- -- and keep this moment where he looks like an enemy downgrade for the moment for it looks like you're kind of slipping away and any kind of comes back.
Com it's rival Ron woods near is that it was it was stupid livelihoods as Nicholas for a guitar player anyway and but they found it incredibly -- I mean it was basically hit parade -- them for two hours and fifteen minutes and you know bill that basically covers about a quarter but it.
So you really only getting started by that by the time they're done but.
You know one point there was a huge you know they -- -- huge screen in the back of the stated they would do and basically had a shot that they were showing what they could wind up -- and chief.
And Charlie Watts -- the from that particular angle they all looked distinctly old I hate to say and you look at -- when -- -- how much longer -- you can't do this but.
The big you know they put everything on the floor and -- The -- dues I rent -- which returned to base marketing -- that it could have to put chancellor visitor.
-- pretty favorable so.
-- you know I think everybody goes Finn you know thinking there's still there you know making it one more round about one more trip around the block if they want the money.
And I don't doubt that they do want the money.
But I don't care about that if you if you put on a decent show and and the fact of the matter is they put on a great show in -- -- extraordinary stage which is you know which is people who look like these but these giant red lips.
That are glowing which is just the mean it's it's great and that they the tongue stretches all the way out into the middle of the floor.
But you know my my the thing that I I'm impressed by any -- that -- on the show I look there are a lot of great young musical acts.
But they're not necessarily great live performers and they often they don't understand that that thing you know the people like the future -- Clark and Anthony -- from a CBS news who went to the stones.
-- over Brooklyn to mark place and does your get out of your seat -- -- point -- -- -- -- yeah.
Did although you know I didn't I didn't have spectacular -- we were kind of that we we were literally down front of of of affection -- -- of if you in the -- if you and I am and I had terrified -- But if you like a lean forward the beginning you would have -- straight down.
If it was a personal -- that the Barkley -- which for you know people don't know is who is slapping you click through three month old.
It's it's a brand new -- and it's really night.
But now I definitely got out of my seat.
How -- not but still well I don't know assist the image of Anthony Mason.
From CBS news.
General -- awful Mark Clark has an image that I just wanna carry around us who that is.
Little disturbing now acknowledge that and make children with -- -- same things but they they would tell you I do a lot of weird stuff but I trying to assure you on television.
All part bookcase fellow like a -- -- apparently.
Of pleasure plot and out of our decision -- and a half -- isn't that nearest summit that is around.
Just open -- seriously.
Palin he looks amazing doesn't really ebitda as an ounce of fat on his body and in its.
You know -- -- the easiest all of -- safe city 69 bit.
You certainly not give effect that he never stopped moving and you know they have they built this huge -- by the perimeter of the -- that they -- that stretched in the -- It into the -- you know the middle of the Leno that he was you know constantly making towards around cellular he had you know -- -- He ran a couple of mild usually in the middle that concert.
Don't want to mention that I.
My entire jazz.
Collections -- composed of artists who were heroin addicts which could put it servants -- o'clock.
Politically -- would that you have to think that there were you did you need heroin to make good music I don't know.
-- -- -- -- There are merely on -- I don't know I don't know whether -- -- our calls or well original tone -- we showed -- those who do doses news or CBS.
There is and I -- asked a couple of questions about.
The idiotic fiscal let's not.
Seen or we're gonna make a deal where -- just here well I.
You know I.
I've gone into this thinking all along you know -- it's like any.
Any neglected to actually good piece in the New York Times this morning about how we went through something really similar back in 1990 that we were sort of because there was this huge buildup.
To the to the war -- -- based in Kuwait that that little a lot of it didn't really pay much attention but that same kind of scenario played out and that.
In which you basically had everybody I think digging in and and and it looked utterly dysfunctional until -- there were several near disasters until finally they they cut a deal.
When they really have to I've I've had the feeling all along that there was no way we're gonna do this because we just typically we can't it's just -- you know it's it's.
It would be international disaster hum if real -- -- this to happen until I just don't think it's gonna but the but the in -- it's so distressing.
To watch the process that we have to go through in Washington.
Hum and defeated even after an election.
You know in the McCollum doesn't seem to change really.
-- -- Well Merry Christmas afternoon analysts -- -- zero.
We have put up the Christmas tree my kid and I put up the Christmas tree in my -- yesterday.
And to bring about him.
Another thing that kind of if -- find -- and as a testament to your integrity.
When you mention it didn't have very good seats.
I don't get that got serious -- who's thinking.
Well Carolina and whether I don't know about a hot ticket and am.
Restaurants -- Mason.
Thank you good for you listen to -- -- sleaze ball I would I would legitimate return for being imminent demise my friend finance thank you.
I figure -- some serious and -- missile --