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When darius brubeck was six, his father-the jazz musician Dave Brubeck-took him backstage to meet Louis Armstrong. Later he met the awesome Duke Ellington, too. “He was a huge presence. He was a sort of father figure to Dave,” says Darius. But it was Miles Davis who spent the most time at the Brubecks’ house in Oakland, California. “Everyone assumed that they were having profound conversations about jazz, but actually Dave and Miles had a passion for talking about boxing and basketball. One day the famous jazz critic (and later founding editor of Rolling Stone), Ralph Gleason, called by. He…

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