GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Jazz Pioneer Dave Brubeck Receive The Lifetime Achievement Award In 1996
GRAMMY-nominated jazz piano and composer Dave Brubeck, who passed away at 91 in 2014, was largely considered one of the most significant acts of the West Coast jazz movement. In 1996, actor Timothy Hutton presented Brubeck with the Lifetime Achievement Award, saying: "For your pioneering work creating the West Coast jazz movement and for your consistently high caliber of artistic achievement, the Academy of Recording Arts and Science presents Dave Brubeck with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations."
Watch the GRAMMY Rewind moment below:
The Dave Brubeck Quartet, which originally came together in the early '50s, recorded five Top 10 albums, including 1959's Time Out, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
Brubeck received his first career GRAMMY nomination in 1960 for Best Jazz Composition Of More Than Five Minutes Duration for "Blue Rondo A La Turk." The quartet's highest-charting single was "Take Five," which reached No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961 and received a GRAMMY nomination for Record Of The Year.
With a recording career spanning more than 60 years, Brubeck was also known for jazz standards such as "The Duke" and "In Your Own Sweet Way." In addition to his Lifetime Achievement win, two of Brubeck's recordings have been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame: "Take Five" (inducted in 1996) and Time Out (2009). His most recent GRAMMY nomination came in 2009 for Best Classical Crossover Album for his participation on Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace.