Dave Brubeck’s Music

Blue Rondo A La Turk” (Love the odd timing, the polyrhythms, and the switching of tempos at the bridge)

Three to Get Ready” (Dig Joe Morrello’s marvelous brushwork here)

The Duke” (An invigorating tribute to Ellington)

The Crossing” (An amazing piece that is filled with polytonality)

For more comprehensive experience of Brubeck’s unorthodox jazz style, Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective is highly recommended. The box set featured fifty-nine tracks selected by Brubeck himself including Time Out masterpieces, a Charles Mingus-collaborated “Non-Sectarian Blues,” and the silky-smooth “Summer Song” with Louis Armstrong on vocal.

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