As the 1970’s unfolded, the musical careers of three of Dave’s sons, Darius, Chris and Danny began to emerge. From 1974 to 1978, they toured and produced albums together under “Two Generations Of Brubeck” initially and then “The New Brubeck Quartet”. Darius played on a variety of electronic keyboards, Chris on electric bass and bass trombone and Danny on drums.
Chris stayed with Dave for the majority of the 1980’s and 1990’s, touring and recording albums.
The three sons got together occasionally for further albums, and were joined by Matthew on cello on recordings, “Quiet As The Moon”, “In Their Own Sweet Way” and “Live With The LSO”.
It was one of the highlights of Dave's career that he got to work and perform with his family. He was so proud of their own individaul acheivements. The greatest moment of pride was in 2009, when unbeknownst to Dave, Darius, Danny, Chris and Matthew got together to perform at the Kennedy Center Awards, as a tribute to a father they adored.
Dave in concert with Chris and Danny
2011, Fathers Day, Ravinia, Dave with Matthew, Darius, Iola, Chris & Danny
Darius, Chris, Matthew and Danny performing "Blue Rondo a la Turk" at Kennedy Center Awards, Dec 6 2009.
Dave performing with "Triple Play" at "Zankel Music Center", 2011. Dave did not realise concert was being recorded for release.
Dave with Darius, Chris and Danny, 1973
The New Brubeck Quartet, 1978
Chris, Dave, Danny and Darius. Image taken during photo shoot for LP cover of " Two Generations of Brubeck" -1973.
July 6 1973,Chris and Dave at Newport Jazz Festival in New York. (AP Photo-Marty Lederhandler)
Chris and Dave in concert, Kansas City, 1989.
Chris and Dave, University Of Pacific (copyright - Clifford Otto)
Danny, Dave, Chris and Darius.
Darius, Chris, Dave, Matthew and Danny, circa 2010.
1970's promo image for "The New Brubeck Quartet"
Darius & Dave at family home in Wilton (Image appeared in Guardian & Mail , South Africa in Dec 2012 - tribute by Darius to his father)
1970's image of "Two Generations" , Chris, Dave, Darius and Danny.
1970's promo image for "Two Generations of Brubeck" .
Yo-Yo Ma with Dave and Matthew during a recording break for "Yo-Yo Ma and Friends, Songs Of Joy & Peace".
Chris and Dave performing at the 2000 Monterey Jazz Festival
June 23 1985. Chris, Dave, Danny and Darius (AP - Richard Drew)
Promo image of Dave and Chris.
Chris, Iola, Dave and Matthew.
Chris and Dave in concert.
2nd July 1975. Dave with Danny and Darius (AP - Richard Drew)
Promo image of Dave with Darius.
Chris and Dave in concert.
Dave with Chris at Saratoga Springs concert, 1980.
Darius with Dave, backstage at The Barbican, London, 2000. (Copyright Olivia Hemingway)
Dave's 75th birthday, 6th December 1995. Matthew, Chris, Dave, Darius and Danny.
1980's promo image of Chris, Dave and Danny.
Chris, Dave, Danny and Darius. Image taken for LP cover of "Two Generations of Brubeck" - 1973.