RIP Dave Brubeck

I doubt that anyone who reads Telling Knots needs an introduction to the Dave Brubeck Quartet (but if you do, start here). “Take Five” from their 1959 album Time Out was the first jazz piece that I remember listening to and enjoying. I must have been in the first grade or so, and my late father gets the credit for expanding my musical horizons at an early age. “Take Five” was written by saxophonist Paul Desmond, here playing alto sax. Also heard in this video are Dave Brubeck (piano), Eugene Wright (bass) and Joe Morello (drums).

Dave Brubeck died yesterday, December 5th, 2012, at the age of 91. RIP.

Wednesday Video: Blue Bossa

(I’m posting today’s video a little late – sorry. Got caught up with something shiny.)

I dare you to sit still while listening to “Blue Bossa” from the great jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon.