Monday, December 07, 2015

Dave Brubeck: Unsquare Dance

     He left us some amazing music.

     There's lots more on YouTube.  Go listen.


Anonymous said...

You sent me down the rabbit hole on this one.
A modern interpretation is here

Roberta X said...

Nice! Thanks.

Blackwing1 said...

I can't play music/video on my work computer here, but I'm pretty sure that came from the albom, "Time Further Out" if I remember the title correctly. I'm going to have to go home and watch the video; I didn't know that there was one contemporaneous with the album (1961 or so?).

I've tried to keep time with that tune each time I play it...

Guffaw in AZ said...

Brubeck was a god!
Saw him in the mid-70's...

He supported his Black band members, too, by refusing to play if they we forced into separate housing!
In the South in the 50's - 60's'


pigpen51 said...

take five. Paul Desmond. My go to number one jazz standard. Thanks for the reminder.

Blackwing1 said...

Yup, that was the one from the album I remember. Had to go home and pull it out of the "trashed by the fire" album box.

If you like music with unusual time signatures you may want to try some of the older Jethro Tull. They originally started as a jazz/blues fusion band before they went "prog-rock" (whatever that means). the first couple of albums ("This Is.." and "Stand Up") reflect some of that.

One of their best recognized (if you're not familiar with them) is "Living in the Past" which is in a 5/4 time signature, and if I recall correctly was released in '69 or so.

pigpen51 said...

Ian Anderson, flute player and vocals. Aqualung. Nice jazz flute playing. Heard an interview with him once, he seemed a little bit stuck on himself. I guess I remember the older jazz musicians who seemed more humble and down to earth, but Jethro Tull was more Rock and Roll.