“To Hope! A Celebration”: Dave Brubeck’s Jazz Liturgy UPDATED

Dave Brubeck

UPDATE:  Tom Loewe, co-host of the wonderful "Notes From Above" show on Ave Maria Radio, offered some great insights into the life of Dave Brubeck.  If you're a jazz fan, you won't want to miss Tom's tribute show this week!  Details below about Brubeck's life and music from Tom himself. Brubeck was, and will always be, one of the great icons of Jazz. He was the first Jazz artist to sell a million records with “Take Five” back in 1959 and his opus of recordings since that time is truly massive. H … [Read more...]

Oh Lord, I Want to Be in That Number!

Happy Birthday, Louis Armstrong!"He was born poor, died rich, and never hurt anyone along the way."With his flashy cornet and trumpet playing and his raspy voice,  Armstrong was a profound influence on the American music scene.  Here is one of my favorites: "When the Saints Go Marching In."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyLjbMBpGDALove it! … [Read more...]