Category Archives: Dave Brubeck

“HOW HIGH THE MOON” from “JAZZ AT OBERLIN” – 1953

Pure genius, if you’d ask me! That’s the bonus track which was added to the subsequent 12″-LP releases and of course the CD issues from this fabulous concert. Paul “Diamond” Desmond at his best once again. Wonderful!

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Dorothy Fields’ & Jerome Kern’s “THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT” as heard between 1936 & 1962

I always loved this tune by Jerome Kern, and now I can proudly fulfill what I’ve promised at Doug’s Rifftides: Here we go with the fabulous Dave Brubeck Quartet and the completely restored track from their original 10″-release of Jazz At … Continue reading

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“AT THIS TIME WE WOULD LIKE TO PLAY AN TUNE,” ALAS…

…it is still in the making: DANCE OF THE IMBECILES. Although the title suggests that it has something to do with Bud Powell’s DANCE OF THE INFIDELS (which is an altered blues), it’s only the similarity of words, not of music. … Continue reading

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What Jazz Meant To Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) – A Few Quotes & Sounds

“One of the reasons I believe in jazz, is that the oneness of man can come through the rhythm of your heart. It’s the same anyplace in the world, that heartbeat. It’s the first thing you hear when you’re born … Continue reading

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BREW ON BRU – BRU’s BLUES & OTHER JOYS

– Preface – This is a collage of comments regarding Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond I’ve left over the years at my favorite (jazz) blog, namely at Doug Ramsey’s Rifftides. I don’t consider these sketches giving a complete picture of … Continue reading

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R.I.P. DAVE BRUBECK (1920 – 2012)

– Preface – This now updated article was meant to get posted on Dave Brubeck’s 92nd Birthday. It became an obituary, because the master musician has left this world yesterday, on December 5, 2012. R.I.P. great man Dave Brubeck. He … Continue reading

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Something warm & tender for the cold days: Repost of “DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET — AUDREY — 1954″

Please look and listen to Audrey, one of the most beautiful collective improvisations by the earlier edition of the fabulous Dave Brubeck Quartet. From the original liners to Brubeck Time: Audrey is a truly ‘impromptu’ number. In a wistful mood, … Continue reading

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