Monthly Archives: August 2017

Desmond’s Quotes // How High The Moon (Again)

For the last few weeks, everyone and their mother has been abuzz with excitement about the total eclipse, billed as the Great American Eclipse.  To commemorate the event, I thought I’d spotlight a jazz tune all about lunar happenings.

This galactic installment of ‘Desmond’s Quotes’ Continue reading

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Brubeck a la Mode // Dave Brubeck (Fantasy Original Jazz Classics OJC-200)

Continuing with my habit of profiling Brubeck albums that are less-known, here’s another rather obscure album that Brubeck appeared on.  Literally. Continue reading

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Desmond’s Quotes // How High The Moon

This installment of Desmond’s Quotes comes from yet another live appearance in a nightclub, luckily recorded from a radio broadcast over 60 years ago.  In January of 1952, Dave Brubeck and his Quartet were in Boston, Massachusetts, as part of their first tour of the East Coast, or as announcer Nat Hentoff called it, their “eastern hegira”.  Which is actually kind of funny yet true when you apply the context of the word ‘hegira’. Continue reading

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Lee Konitz With Warne Marsh // Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh (Atlantic 1217)

The Music


Tune:  Topsy

Recorded:  14 June, 1955 in New York City Continue reading

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Soul Brothers // Milt Jackson & Ray Charles (Atlantic 1279)

The Music


Tune:  How Long Blues

Recorded:  12 September, 1957 in New York City Continue reading

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Priceless Editions // Dave Brubeck (Columbia 4-PE 12)

The Music


Tune:  Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me

Recorded:  Early (March?) 1954; location dubious Continue reading

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The Tokyo Blues // Horace Silver (Blue Note ST-84110)

The Music


Tune:  Too Much Sake

Recorded:  14 July, 1962 in New Jersey Continue reading

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