It's time to kick off the tradition of Christmas Song of the Week! Thursday, December 6th is the 92nd birthday of my favorite jazz musician, Dave Brubeck. He's one of the most prolific and most well-traveled musicians of our time. Even in his 80's, he was on the road over 200 days of the year; more that a lot of musicians a quarter of his age. It was only at age 91 that his doctors told him to stop accepting dates so far from his house in Connecticut. I'm so glad that I got to see him in May 2007 in Morristown, NJ when he was at the positively young age of 86.
This week's song features the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet with Dave on piano, Paul Desmond on alto sax, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums. "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town".