Ending this Rifftides mini-series of videos from the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s 1964 appearance on Belgian television iswhat else?the number that became a popular hit in a best-selling album and for Desmond, its composer, an annuity that by terms of his will is still funneling large amounts of money to the Red Cross. The quartet included it in all of their concerts around the world, lest there be disappointed audiences. This version has a brief solo from Desmond, an elegiac one from Brubeck, and Morello more subdued and thoughtful than he sometimes was in this show piece. There are cast and crew credits at the end of this beautifully produced television episode.
Lana Kolbrún Eddudóttir says
Do you know if this beautiful Brubeck program is available on DVD ?
I sure would like to buy some copies, for the long Icelandic winter nights to come…
(Yes, the Belgium performances are on the Jazz Icons DVD, LIVE IN ’64 & ’66.
Camden Hughes | Learn Jazz Standards says
It’s fantastic that Desmond used his royalties from Take Five as an annuity for the Red Cross! What a class act! I’m sure that is no small aid for a company that gives so much aid to others.
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Some fascinating notes on “the other Joe”…