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Jazz 625: The Dave Brubeck Quartet

“The idea was that jazz used to challenge the public and make them think in terms more advanced rhythmically than they were used to thinking in. 144 more words


College Albums 3 : Time Out

The third album I imagine was standard issue for a 60’s college student trying to look collegiate would be the famous Time Out from The Dave Brubeck Quartet.   694 more words

Castilian Blues (Dave Brubeck Quarter)

This is another 5/4 time signature piece by the quartet. Watch for the great Morello drum solo.


Crate Digger's Gold: Jim Hall - Concierto

This is a 1975 classic on the CTI label. Unlike most CTI releases this is not soul jazz, but one side of bop and another side of classical music (a jazz interpretation of Joaquin Rodrigo’s 1939 piece for classical guitar and orchestra, “Concierto de Aranjuez”).  165 more words

Crate Digger's Gold

Music That's Never Played the Same Way Once

I read a lot of books about jazz, some of them my own and others from whatever library is closest in one place or another. At the moment, I’m in a jazz-starved corner of Utah where any mention I make of “jazz” is met with “Yeah, it’s a great team.” Why Utah would choose to name its professional basketball team after music that’s hardly known here from the look of things is beyond me. 679 more words