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"The trio was often joined by Paul Desmond on the bandstand, at Desmond's own insistence."
What the hey? What does that mean? Desmond held a gun to their heads and forced them to let him on stage?
Hey, unsigned Gene! No, I don't think Desmond was armed, typically. I changed it from the previous version which said "at Desmond's prodding"  I could not open the source given for that statement. If you really think that "at Desmond's prodding" is better, by all means revert. Maybe that's a US English usage that sounds odd just to UK ears. Or maybe you can think of a better phrase? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 09:11, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
Good to see that the template has been removed
Good to see that the template about recent deaths has now been removed; I hardly think this would still apply, given that Dave Brubeck's death was now a week ago. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 19:33, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
Open the Gates/Out of the Way of the People/Improvisation
This a something I could never make out. On the 1970-recorded album "The Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan - Live at the Berlin Philharmonie" (originally on LP), one of the tracks appears as "Out of the Way of the People"; recorded less than a year later, in 1971, "The Last Set at Newport" (also on LP) had this same tune named "Open the Gates (Out of the Way of the People)"; but by 1982, with the "Dave Brubeck in Montreux" album, this very same piece of music had been retitled "Improvisation". Does anyone know the reason behind this multiplicity of names for the same composition ? MUSIKVEREIN (talk) 17:59, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
Why "progressive jazz" leads (unexpectedly?) to "cool jazz"? What is progressive jazz anyway? Anything related to progressive rock? (I am a symphonic progressive rocker and I see connections between Brubeck's music and symphonic rock, but I don't know if this is consensual.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marius63 (talk • contribs) 15:03, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Hand injury really influenced playing style?
In the first section of "Dave Brubeck Quartet" it says that he suffered an injury in Hawaii and because of this it influenced his playing toward more blocky chords instead of complex runs. However, the citation for that story is a mini-biography published after his death that mentions the incident but not that it affected his playing. Does anyone have a citation for this or is it merely conjecture? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shiranweber (talk • contribs) 17:59, 6 May 2013 (UTC)