The good-natured Dave Brubeck

Monterey Jazz Festival

Since the passing this week of jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, I've kept returning to his music throughout the day.A track from which I've taken particular pleasure is "For All We Know," a slow but swinging song played by the Dave Brubeck Quartet at the 1958 Monterey Jazz Festival.The annual festival is still a going concern today, but that inaugural year was tricky. The organizers were unable to secure the permits required to keep the planes flying in and out of Monterey's airport from … [Read more...]


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