When Dave Brubeck returned from World War II, he formed a quartet with an African American bassist (Eugene Wright) and began touring to universities. In this video, Brubeck relates that how he coped with university administrations that did not want a mixed race band on their campuses. Interview by Eugenia Zukerman. Milken Archive oral history excerpt. Watch more Brubeck videos»

Date: September 23, 2003

Credit: Milken Family Foundation


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