Tune of the Day


"Blue Rondo a la Turk"  on the Two Generations of Brubeck album.  Wow.

There are many fine versions of this tune, but this one gets me dancing, clapping, fist-pounding, whatever, every time....and it's not easy to dance in, what, 9/8?  I love tunes that grow, build, develop, and move through changes.  This one just picks me up and takes me right along with it.  Great melding of jazz and rock idioms, too.  It's fun to imagine Dave Brubeck setting the groove and then sitting back to hear where his kids and their friends take it. 

You can continue exploring Dave and the kids on Two Generations of Brubeck, "The Great Spirit Made Us All".  And Chris Brubeck's rock/jazz band Sky King on "Secret Sauce".

For extra credit, give a "spin" to Chase, "Bochawa" from their last album, Pure Music.

Anyway, that's my two cents today.




77jovian
Hey @reubent , I have Kyle's first lp but let him fall off my radar.

Peter Gabriel's " Shock the Monkey"

or Fleetwood Mac's " Mystified " 

"Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends" by the divine miss Joan Osborne, one of my favorite living singers. On her excellent Pretty Little Stranger album, the song is a classic Country tune in the style heard in the 50's and 60's by the likes of Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn. Harmony vocal by Dan Tyminski of Alison Krauss' great band Union Station. Dan has a couple of solo albums of his own.

Following "DTMHTSE" on the album is another great Country tune, "Time Won't Tell". These two songs would never be heard on "Country" radio, as they are real Country, not Pop/Rock Country-lite. If you like them, check out the great pure Country/Bluegrass singer (Joan's a multi-genre singer) Patty Loveless. 

Patty Griffin "Little God"