Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
Home Rediscovering Dave Brubeck
Rediscovering Dave Brubeck
Rediscovering Dave Brubeck
Rediscovering Dave Brubeck
Rediscovering Dave Brubeck
Rediscovering Dave Brubeck

The Man
The Music
Talking With Dave Brubeck



Purchase the Show | Download Music Clips

The Documentary

Press Reaction

Picture of Dave Brubeck and Hedrick Smith Talking

This hour-long film, hosted by Hedrick Smith, moves through Brubeck's life and career at a lively pace. Guided by Smith's questions and punctuated by comments and recollections by jazz impresario George Wein, critics Stanley Crouch and Ira Gitler, drummer Joe Morello and author and scholar Ted Gioia, Brubeck himself becomes the principal narrator and, of course, performer.
                -San Francisco Chronicle

Correspondent Hedrick Smith catches up with Brubeck and gently coaxes out his fascinating life story…The engaging documentary also follows the octogenarian's recent European tour; he lands in Berlin and finds no ride to the hotel and no reservation once he arrives. Spinal Tap never had it so bad.
                -Entertainment Weekly

[Hedrick Smith's] subject proves engaging, reminiscing about his childhood, his partnership with saxophonist Paul Desmond, the heady days when Mr. Brubeck was on the cover of Time magazine and was performing behind the Iron Curtain at the behest of the State Department.
                -The New York Times

Picture of Dave Brubeck and Hedrick Smith Talking

 

 

Home  |   The Man  |   The Music  |   Talking With Dave Brubeck  |   The Documentary and Production Team