Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a German composer. Put them together and you get a promotional video. It is not the Rifftides custom to present promotional videos, so please do not send yours unless it is this brilliant, melodic, mouthwatering and noncommercial.
Let’s all move to Cowichan.
Thanks to friend Hal Strack for alerting me to the Cowichan video. Brigadier General Strack, United States Air Force (retired), was a lifelong friend of Paul Desmond. Early in their pre-military careers he worked as a tenor saxophonist in bands with Paul. In an illustration from Take Five: The Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond, he’s pictured here in 1941 playing a solo. He told me that the song was “Singing The Blues.” Without Hal as a resource, my biography of Desmond would have been significantly thinner. See the 19 Strack entries in the index of the book. Incidentally (ha), Take Five is now available as an ebook, complete with index and all the photographs.