Monday, December 6, 2010

Dave Brubeck is 90

Today is jazz great Dave Brubeck's 90th birthday and that brings back some wonderful memories for The Ancient One.  I first saw the Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1959 at  Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit.   What a night!   Brubeck was joined by Paul Desmond on Sax, Joe Morello on Drums and Eugene Wright on Bass. It was truly the way straight ahead jazz was meant to be heard; a small rather smoky little club. 51 years later The Anceint One has not forgotten.


The Old Professor said...

I noted his birthday with the same sense of nostalgia. Shortly thereafter Bob Feller passed away. I'm not sure why that connects in my mind except I feel there is a whole generation that never enjoyed either of these gentleman and their lives are lesser for that.
I'm happy to have run across your blog.
The Old Professor

Leon said...

Thanks for your comment Ole Prof. I remember Feller pitching for Cleveland and usually beating my beloved Tigers. Also had long term memory evoked the other day when I heard that Walt Dropo died.