Music: Subconscious Pianist

In Manhattan the word went out among the live-wire jive set: hear Brubeck. At 31, Dave Brubeck of lone, Calif, is best known on the West Coast, but his piano playing has begun to get around. To his admirers, it is not only a brand-new style, it is the handsomest stuff since the birth of bop. In one of Manhattan's basement jazz dens last week, Brubeck and his quartet gave the East an earful.

The little band plays in quiet tones. Picking out a popular tune like All the Things You Are, Pianist Brubeck and...

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