When he discovered that all he owned was a half interest in his own recording he was more than willing to sign with another label Columbia Records. Now I am going to play a cold piano with cold hands" Brubeck stated. His son Chris told the Guardian "when I hear Chorale it reminds me of the very best Aaron Copland something like Appalachian Spring.
His music is known for employing unusual time signatures and superimposing contrasting rhythms meters and tonalities. Brubeck experimented with time signatures throughout his career recording "Pick Up Sticks" in 6/4 "Unsquare Dance" in 7/4 "World's Fair" in 13/4 and "Blue Rondo à la Turk" in 9/8. He was also a respected composer of orchestral and sacred music and wrote soundtracks for television such as Mr.