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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

gone too soon

ABC Wednesday's letter du jour is D at the beginning of our fifth year! I'm always a little giddy when D comes around because it reminds me of Dexter Gordon, the alto sax player in the Dave Brubeck Quartet for 17 years in the middle of the last century. He is probably best remembered for his solo in Take Five and Blue Rondo a la Turk. You can watch on these you-tube videos.

Caution: you won't be able to sit still for long.

8 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Yes, I've now got Brubeck stuck in my brain!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Daryl Edelstein said...

Been a long time fan of Brubeck

jabblog said...

Dave Brubeck - fantastic.

chubskulit said...

Not familiar with this one but will take a look at youtube.

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Chubskulit, ABC Wednesday Team

i beati said...

definitely way too soon

Donna said...

Hadn't heard of him but will listen!!
Have a great day!
hughugs

helenmac said...

Thanks for delivering such great music to us today!
HelenMac
ABC Team

Andy said...

Hello.
First time hearing Brubeck.
The sax is such a sultry-sounding instrument.
Thanks for sharing.

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