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Remembering Paul Desmond

Fifty years ago this month, Paul Desmond was on the cover of Down Beat. The other day, when I was buying a new reissue of some of his early recordings, the man behind the counter told me his theory, which in essence was that if it hadn’t have been for Desmond, we’d never have heard of Dave Brubeck. 632 more words


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.  213 more words


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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