Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The Dave Brubeck Quartet
"Time Out" (Vinyl + CD)

Today, Dec. 5 2012 we celebrate the life of an American jazz giant who passed, one day shy of his 92nd birthday.

Brubeck has always had a unique place in my affections for jazz; he was one of the few jazz musicians I had a knowledge of.
During my school days I had the priviledge of playing on stage with Mr. Brubeck and his trio where (with orchestral back-up) we breezed through a collection of his standard tunes.

This belongs on any top-ten list of the most important jazz albums.  With songs like "Blue Rondo ala Turk" and the seminal "Take Five" it is necessary in the collection of any music lover.  Thank you for the music, Mr. Brubeck.

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