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.

"Straight Lines" Suzanne Vega
"Say It's Alright" Eyelids
"Look @ Miss Ohio" Gillian Welch
"Crazy Mary" Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Dwight Twilley Band: "Did You See What Happened?", the B-side of the "I'm On Fire" 7" 45RPM single off the band's incredible Sincerely debut album. Power Pop at it's finest.