Five Four Time

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Dave Brubeck turns ninety years old this coming Monday.  Brubeck, among other things, charmed generations of music fans by bringing his own sense of “time” to jazz.  In his honor, WNYC’s Sara Fishko has this edition of the Fishko Files – on the subject of “Five Four Time.” 





  • Listen to An Hour with Dave Brubeck, produced in 2004 and hosted by Sara Fishko, here.
  • Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way, a new documentary about Brubeck, premieres on Monday, December 6th on Turner Classic Movies. Visit the TCM website for more information.
  • Throughout the day leading up to the documentary's premiere, TCM will air a series of little-seen jazz films, including Blues in the Night (1941), Jammin' the Blues (1944) and The Background Beat (1965), among others. For times and more information about the films, visit the TCM website.


Fishko Files Production Credits

Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer

Mix Engineer: Rob Weisberg

WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann