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The Lovely Intangibles and The Dave Brubeck Quartet

New album: Tomorrow Is Never
Artist: The Lovely Intangibles

Before hearing a note, the pedigree of The Lovely Intangibles should compel even the most jaded music snob to un-hunch their shoulders and take note. 539 more words


The Six Million Dollar Man

Recorded on July 1, 1959 by the Dave Brubeck Quartet for release on the album ‘Time Out’, Paul Desmond’s ‘Take Five’ has become one of jazz’s most iconic works.  209 more words

1950's Jazz

Lyonnaise Potatoes and Blue Moons

I recently read a great story about Gene Krupa in Pete Hamill’s introduction to his fine collection of essays titled Piece Work. Hamill reports that he read an interview about Krupa in which Krupa was asked how the drummer keeps time. 686 more words


Joe Morello on 'Take Five': They're Still Playing the Damn Thing

SKF NOTE: The back story to this interview is here. In this segment, Joe Morello tells how the classic “Take Five” came to be. 213 more words

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On this day in jazz (December 25)

On this day in 1971, the Modern Jazz Quartet recorded “Paul Desmond & Modern Jazz Quartet” with, who else, Paul Desmond. It wasn’t uncommon for the MJQ to perform a Christmas performance, and this one occurred at the New York City Town Hall. 172 more words


On this day in jazz (November 27)

On this day in 1973, Paul Desmond began recording the album “Skylark” at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Joining Paul on the album were guitarists… 145 more words