Weekend Extra: Streaming Brubeck

The You Tube website has put up a seven-minute video of the Dave Brubeck Quartet playing Brubeck's "London Flat London Sharp" at the North Sea Jazz Festival. Sound, production qualiy, camera work and direction—except for one brief asleep-at-the-switch moment—are excellent. Bobby Militello's alto solo is one of the most cogent I've heard from him. It's interesting to watch Brubeck digging Michael Moore as he comps for Moore's bass solo. The first half of Brubeck's own solo is about as close to … [Read more...]

Weekend Extra: Streaming Regina

While you're there, don't miss Elis Regina singing Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Aguas de Marco." This is the irreplaceable Elis in solo, apparently a predecessor to the video of her doing the song with Jobim. … [Read more...]