Legendary jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck passed away today at 91. The above video is a live-recording of perhaps his greatest and most well-known tune, Take Five.
Here at Tosche Staiton, we bill ourselves as being home to all sorts of geeky discussion. I was a huge music geek growing up (and remain so to this day). His music was on regular rotation when I was in middle school and high school and was the reason I took up the saxophone and became a jazz musician.
Rest in peace, Mr. Brubeck. Soon as you get through those pearly gates, I hope Paul Desmond and Joe Morello track you down to jam.
This was my featured fanwork pick on the latest podcast, but I enjoyed this so much I’m just linking to it straight on the blog.
The Concord Blue Devils are part of Drum Corps International, a collection of the world’s top tier corps style marching bands. Yes, I was a band nerd, sue me. What’s cool about this recording? Take one of my all-time favorite film score pieces and have a group of 100 or so brass musicians play the ever-loving daylights out of it. The result is pin-your-ears-back music glory.