Release of "Time Out"
May 9, 1961: Fifth son, Matthew, is born
Dave receives Honorary Doctorate from University of the Pacific. (Photo: Dave and President Robert Burns)
Dave and Iola's groundbreaking musical, The Real Ambassadors, a celebration of human understanding, premieres at the Monterrey Jazz Festival starring Louis Armstrong and Carmen McCrae. (Photo: Members of "The Real Ambassadors" taken at rehearsal at St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco a few days before the performance at Monterey Back row, L-R: Howard Brubeck, Danny Barcelona, Eugene Wright, Joe Morello, Billy Cronk, Dave Lambert, Yolande Bavan, Jon Hendricks and Iola Brubeck Front row, L-R: Trummy Young, Carmen McRae, Louis Armstrong and Dave Brubeck. 1962)
Classic Quartet plays at White House for President Lyndon Johnson when King Hussein of Jordan visited. (Photo: Dave and Paul Desmond with Ladybird Johnson and President Lyndon Johnson, 1964)
Dave's mother passes away. (Photo: Dave and his mother, Elizabeth "Bessie" Brubeck, 1961)
Disbands the Quartet and forms a new Quartet with Jack Six on bass and Alan Dawson on drums, featuring Gerry Mulligan on Baritone.
First Major composition recorded, "The Light in the Wilderness, An Oratorio For Today" with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Erich Kunzel, Conductor
Composes the Cantata, "Gates of Justice," a composition that utilizes Hebrew sacred text and speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King to express the spiritual ties that bind different peoples together. (Photo: "Gates of Justice" rehearsal at the National Cathedral, 1971)