Jazz: Dave Becomes David

Conductors of symphony orchestras are not the only musicians complaining about hectic schedules and overwork these days. Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck has abandoned his quartet. After 16 years spent in demonstrating that jazz can be for the mind as well as the emotions, Brubeck (TIME cover, Nov. 8, 1954) decided to cut down on performing and devote more time to composing. Last week he sat in the Wilton, Conn., glass-and-stone house that he built four years ago, tinkering with final revisions on the first fruits of his lei sure—a 63-minute oratorio, The...

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