Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My Jazzy Valentine

I just learned that the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet will be visiting the "Classic City" of Athens, Georgia this week. While tomrrow's Valentine's Day concert is sold out, there are still tickets for tonight's show.

In case you are looking for a last minute Valentine's gift, I suggest the remastered version of Brubeck's classic 1959 album Time Out. While this may be considered Jazz 101 for some, it remains one of my favorites. Below is a 1961 performance of "Take Five" off of Time Out.


For more hardcore jazz aficionados Ken Burns Jazz is a must add to the DVD collection. With almost 19 hours of documentary footage, you will become a veritable expert on the subject of jazz history. I watched the original 2002 broadcast on PBS and was the lucky recipient of the box set for Christmas this year.

9 comments:

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Brilliant choice, Brilliant. Jazz 101 is always worth listening to... consider it, instead, part of the canon.

He's coming to D.C. in April and playing a gig with Ramsey Lewis at The Kennedy Center... on a Sunday night. Mrs. E. and I are tempted to make the trip. Good stuff. And great title for a post!

Sequana said...

What great music from 4 guys in suits and ties. *S*

Thx for the link. Happy Valentine's Day.

emily@designsmack said...

'Take 5' is one of my all time favourites - classy, flirty, and yet soothing. My dad turned me onto Jazz when I was little; too bad more people of my generation aren't fans. Great post!

dianamuse said...

The Master. We've gone to a couple of Brubeck's concerts on Oyster Bay, but that was some years ago. There's a spirit of such joy and goodness about him; and I love that he performs with his kids. Amazing man. Superlatives fail.

So, do you have tickets?

Mélanie said...

What a great valentine's present !!!
I wish I could come ..May I take a plane and come to enjoy this special moment

girl meets glamour said...

Love this musical post!! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!

~Kate

Style Court said...

Millie, hope you guys have a perfect day/weekend.

Sabina said...

Love it - great choice!!

ALL THE BEST said...

Dave Brubeck is one of my favorites! It would be so wonderful to hear him live!!