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Time out -- Take Five With the Brubeck Jazz Quartet

surfdogtambien Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:34 PM
Terrible loss ; I listened at a local community college in the mid- 1960's and can recall looking at the back of a man at a piano and knowing I was in the presence of excellence. Anyone out there have a suggestion as to what I should listen to today?

Dave Brubeck wasn't just a goodwill ambassador abroad with his music and manner, but at home. No one who ever met him left without a good feeling -- and a good story. Here's one:

It was long ago when she was a bright girl from deep in the heart of Texas, but every night thanks to the miracle of AM radio, she could hear broadcasts from across the country, and now and then a different kind of music would burst through the static. Was it on KMOX out of St. Louis or WWL in New Orleens-Land-of-Dreams that she first heard...