Today is the 88th birthday of jazz legend Dave Brubeck. The first jazz record I bought was his Time Out, and I've been a huge fan ever since. I had the chance to see him live last year and he can still put on an amazing show. I was hoping to see him again when he was at Blue Note last weekend, but couldn't. He's still touring, still receiving awards, and still recording albums.
Here are a couple YouTube selections of my favorite Brubeck tunes.
Blue Rondo a la Turk:
(There's another version, but the author disabled embedding. Check it out here.)
Dziekuje (Thank You):