David Warren Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 in Concord, California) is an American jazz
pianist who has written a number of jazz standards, including In Your Own Sweet Way
and The Duke
. He is probably best known for Take Five
, written by Paul Desmond
, who was the saxophonist in The Dave Brubeck Quartet
. Brubeck's style ranges from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. Much of his music employs unusual time signatures.