This Pick of the Week features Dave Brubeck. On October 1, 2003, the acclaimed jazz pianist and composer received the Library of Congress Living Legend Award to recognize his creative contribution to American cultural life. On that day, his quartet performed a fantastic concert in the Coolidge Auditorium. In this edition, we include another true gem, a 2008 interview with his wife, Iola Brubeck, in which she discussed her career as a lyricist, manager, secretary, and wife of Dave Brubeck. We hope you enjoy it.
Legendary jazz pianist-composer whose work embodies "the optimism and spirit of this uniquely American music" leads his famed quartet and six gifted young musicians of the Brubeck Institute joined by the Institute's artistic director, bassist Christian McBride.
Denise Gallo, Head of Acquisitions and Processing in the Library of Congress Music Division, conducts a conversation with lyricist Iola Brubeck, wife of famed jazz musician Dave Brubeck.