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David Warren Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 in Concord, California - December 5, 2012) was an American jazz
pianist who has written a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way
" and "The Duke
". He was probably best known for "Take Five
", written by saxophone player Paul Desmond
, who was the saxophonist in The Dave Brubeck Quartet
. Due to the immense popularity of his work, Brubeck had won multiple awards such as a lifetime achievement award from the Grammys in 1996, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship in 1999, and a Kennedy Center Honor in 2009.
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