Like Pawns in an Inscrutable Game of Chess

A magnificent read:

“Despite his abortive lesson with Schoenberg in 1942, Brubeck never forgot how twelve-tone technique could be used to scatter familiar melodic patterns to the harmonic margins or move notes around like pawns in an inscrutable game of chess.” – Pg. 6

“Anybody arriving at these early records with the dapper vamps and smart metric chess moves of Time Out as their only point of reference might recognize a distant cousin of something familiar.” – Pg. 19

 

 

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