From Ann Gerhart's 2009 profile of Dave Brubeck:

He concluded that all rhythm begins, literally, with the heart — “pa-DUM, pa-DUM,” he taps on his knee — its pacing changes, from emotion and duress, across climes and continents, perhaps accounting for the ethnomusical variations across the world.
"It is the very first sound a baby hears," Brubeck notes, "and the very last sound the body makes before it expires.”

Photo by Ben Garvin for The Washington Post

From Ann Gerhart's 2009 profile of Dave Brubeck:

He concluded that all rhythm begins, literally, with the heart — “pa-DUM, pa-DUM,” he taps on his knee — its pacing changes, from emotion and duress, across climes and continents, perhaps accounting for the ethnomusical variations across the world.

"It is the very first sound a baby hears," Brubeck notes, "and the very last sound the body makes before it expires.”

Photo by Ben Garvin for The Washington Post