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Take Five - Belgium, 1964

The late, great Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) composed several evergreen jazz standards, but “Take Five” might be the most famous.  Several noteworthy elements of this 1964 performance recorded for Belgian television (below) are worth the look and listen. 247 more words

Dave Brubeck

May 30 – Day 154 – “Wendy” (A-Musing, Part I)

on “The Paul Desmond Quartet Live,”1975, A&M Records (also available on CD); personnel (“The Canadian Group”): Desmond, alto sax; Ed Bickert, guitar; Don Thompson, bass; Jerry Fuller, drums… 899 more words

Desmond's Quotes- Gone With The Wind

Paul Desmond’s penchant for slipping quotes from other songs or solos into his own solos is well known among jazz musicians and his fans.  Desmond’s discography is rife with examples.   590 more words

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The Sound of Joe Morello

Been a long time but summer is busy here. Got a bunch of posting ideas soon to be published.

Today’s subject, mr. Joe Morello. The guy that made people sing the drum solo due to the massive hit material of Dave Brubeck Quartet’s in “Time Out”. 224 more words


Manhã de Carnaval

“Manhã de Carnaval,” the lovely theme song from the classic 1960 film “Black Orpheus,” seemed to follow us around France for three weeks, first hearing it played from a saxophone echoing through a busy Paris Metro station, and later sung beautifully by… 197 more words