Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin
Dave Brubeck, the guy who gave the world Take Five, Take The A Train and Blue Rondo A La Turk died today on the 5th of December, 2012. That´s only one day before his 92nd birthday.
This is my favourite piece by him called Brandenburg Gate – a wonderful surprising thing that sit on your ears like warm fluffy ear-muffs (with an occasional frosty kick). And I find it short of miraculous that even such a classical music ignoramus as myself noticed Bach is here at play.
The second video is the 1961 recording of a TV show with Brubeck´s band, including a fantastic interview he gave that day explaining his idea of jazz music.