October 06, 2016
Another of his pieces has the extremely clever (IMHO) name "Unsquare dance" which is in 7/4. And amazingly enough, it swings.
In 2001 when he was 80, that piece was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra with him as a guest. He had lost a lot of dexterity, so the main piano solo was performed by someone else, but he had a solo at the end.
The first soloist, a sax player, was truly outstanding. As soon as he started playing, I said, "Oh, yeah!"
But the most delightful thing of all is Brubeck's reaction to it all. He has a big grin the whole time and obviously is enjoying it enormously. Music is happiness (or can be) and this one is.
I don't link to music much but I ran into this a couple of days ago and couldn't pass it by.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 06, 2016 09:38 PM (PiXy!)
I don't think I've enjoyed a music link like this since the one of a Japanese orchestra doing Smoke on the Water. (which was Brickmuppet or Wonderduck, IIRC, just to prevent confusion)
Posted by: ubu at October 07, 2016 10:57 AM (SlLGE)
Posted by: J Greely at October 07, 2016 11:38 AM (ZlYZd)
Posted by: ubu at October 07, 2016 12:01 PM (SlLGE)
Posted by: J Greely at October 07, 2016 01:44 PM (ZlYZd)
Who's up for jumping on a horse and conquering Europe? (sorry if I'm derailing).
Posted by: ubu at October 07, 2016 01:53 PM (SlLGE)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 07, 2016 03:01 PM (+rSRq)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
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Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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