Our webmaster, Jason, writes:
I have a new day job that finds me on the road a lot. The other day I was in a store and Dave Brubeck was playing in the background. It got me thinking about how many people use music like Brubeck’s — and his music in particular — as aural wallpaper.
But there’s a lot happening inside any Brubeck piece. From the harmonic and rhythmic sophistication of Dave’s piano playing to the otherworldly beauty of Paul Desmond’s saxophone. Not to mention the playing of folks like Eugene Wright and Joe Morello from his classic quartet.
Here a few of my favorites, written and/or performed by Dave Brubeck. Let me know your favorites in the comment section.