The Duke Meets Darius Milhaud
Two of the compositions introduced on 'Brubeck plays Brubeck' are now recognized as jazz standards: They have been recorded and performed many times by many different artists, most notably by Miles Davis with Gil Evans' orchestral arrangements and by Bill Evans solo piano. My publisher has informed me that at last count there were over 60 different versions of 'In Your Own Sweet Way' recorded by various jazz artists. 'The Duke,' which might be the first jazz composition to have the bass line go through all 12 notes of the musical scale in the first 8 bars, has been a challenge for many musicians. My original title for the piece was 'The Duke Meets Darius Milhaud'.Dave Brubeck writes in his supplementary 1998 note for the CD release of 'Brubeck plays Brubeck'. Dave Brubeck was a pupil of Darius Milhaud, as were Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Karlheinz Stockhausen. They all put in an appearance in On the path of Stockhausen's teachers.
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