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take five

As Diane pointed out to me in an e-mail, we’d be remiss not to bow in appreciation of Dave Brubeck who turns 89 today.

How about his signature cut?

Happy Sunday Everyone.

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1 Diane Firstman   ~  Dec 6, 2009 4:37 pm

Thank you Alex!

2 bags   ~  Dec 6, 2009 9:43 pm

Had the pleasure of seeing Brubeck play at Tanglewood (sp?) a few years ago. The guy was 80+ and still swinging, still having a helluva good time. Very cool.

3 Will Weiss   ~  Dec 6, 2009 10:20 pm

[0] One of the masters. A great tune with a very underrated drum pseudo-solo.

[2] Saw Les Paul at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC a few years ago. Glad I got a chance to see him play live before he died. I envy you for getting to see Brubeck. These guys never lost the ability to play.

4 Diane Firstman   ~  Dec 6, 2009 10:31 pm

I've been lucky enough to see Brubeck twice in the past 5 years. He's still got it.

5 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Dec 7, 2009 4:32 am

Even if it's over-exposed, still a great tune.

[3] One of my two great "not-going to the gig" regrets was missing Les Paul in NYC a few years back. The other was missing Jimmy Smith for the silliest of reasons.

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