Thursday, December 12, 2013
Artist of the Day: Dave Brubeck
For further listening, there's always the classic Time Out from the 1959 incarnation of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, and I've always loved the 1953 live Jazz at Oberlin, which gives a diverse taste of Brubeck's illustrious career to follow, showcasing his proficiency in both cooler and more upbeat tunes. Of course, diving headfirst into Brubeck's oeuvre can be rather intimidating. With over 100 proper releases, deciding where to start can be a question of cosmic proportions, though I operate firmly under the belief that the man can do no wrong. My five flawless Brubeck records are evidence enough, and there's still nothing like curling up with a blanket and a legend by the window on yet another romantic mid-December afternoon.
Listen to A Dave Brubeck Christmas