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Dave Brubeck receives posthumous Grammy nomination
By CHARLES J. GANS, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dave Brubeck has received a posthumous Grammy Award nomination in the Best Instrumental Composition category for a symphonic piece inspired by Ansel Adams' iconic black-and-white photographs.

Brubeck and his son Chris were nominated Wednesday for "Music of Ansel Adams: America," performed by the Temple University Symphony Orchestra. The announcement came hours after the legendary jazz pianist and composer died at age 91 in Norwalk, Conn.

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Brubeck initially composed the 22-minute work as a piano piece, and it was transformed by his son into a full orchestral score. It was released earlier this year as an EP.

Brubeck received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996, but has never won a Grammy in a regular category. The Grammys are Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.

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5Comments
Dec 7, 2012 12:36AM
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Mr. Brubeck was a favorite of mine. So mellow. Jazz ahhh. We will miss his music. Truly one of the best ever. Larry Velasco  Placerville, CA.
Dec 6, 2012 8:36PM
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Yes, but how many times was Brubeck nominated?

Dec 6, 2012 7:55PM
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Take Five...who can do better than that!
Dec 6, 2012 5:20PM
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DB is one of the greatest musicians ever.  Genius.  Thumbs Up.
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