1979, Newport Jazz Festival. I couldn't do a bS week this soon after Brubeck's passing without at least a nod in his direction. Plus, you know, trombone solo!
that said, dave brubeck, in all his incarnations, is (not was) one of my favorite jazz musicians. he seemed to have this mad scientist approach to jazz; this strange mathematical deconstruction of the music. an innovator in key structure and time signatures (i'm still not 100% sure which time this is in... 6/8?), he deserves all the credit he received and will receive in the coming days.
here's a cut from the quintessential brubeck album time out. you will be missed.
one of my favorite cuts after the jump...
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