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Thursday, 6 December 2012

Take Five, Dave

It would have been Dave Brubeck’s 92nd birthday today. Take some time out.

Take five, everyone.

14 comments:

  1. Time Out was just the coolest album to carry around at school !

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    1. I came to Dave Brubeck from my very cool G/F at university. She was the coolest girl to go around with.
      :-)

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  2. Bravo Brubeck and his Summit Sessions. Classics.

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    1. Indeed, Al. I shall have to post a bit more in a few days time
      :-)

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  3. "Oi'll give it foive", as Janice Nicholls would have said.

    And Dave's not the only birthday boy today, is he?

    Happy birthday old chap :-)

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    1. Thank you, Dear Heart!
      :-)
      I did like my card! I shall be going left shortly.

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    1. Nigh on 92 years old. He had a good go at life, I reckon. Was still doing the occasional performance at 87...
      :-)

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  5. Wow! What memories. Jazz Goes to College, Jazz at Oberlin and many others. I am just in the process of converting some of these from vinyl so I can listen to them again. I saw him at St George's Hall in Bradford circa 1960. He was one of the all time greats.

    Thanks for the post.

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  6. Take Five: as lovely a bit of 5/4 time as you could wish for.

    I'm not a great jazz fan, but I felt more than a tinge of sadness at the news.

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    1. It felt like someone had suddenly cut into me - a little bit of a happiness stolen away.

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  7. He was so fine! When I was 16 - way back in the very early '60's - we'd stay up all night, read the racing papers, put a bet on Scobie Breasley, play Coltrane, Miles and then kick back with a couple of Balkan Sobranies and indulge in the guilty pleasure that was the ever-wonderful Brubeck. Sure he was an intellectual, yes he delighted in quirky time-signatures. But after a night of terrifying free-jazz and post-bop it was such a delight as dawn came up to relax and, uh, Take Five . . .

    Sweet

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    1. Balkan Sobranies... I had a mate who was a fine classical guitar player who smoked those...

      He's a councillor these days. I wonder if he still plays?

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