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.


Good suggestion, Jim, as usual.  Don't think I've every heard all  of Rock and Roll Alternative but I'll check it out,  I do enjoy Partly Plugged a lot...

Jesse Winchester, "I Wave Bye Bye"


Slaw, I recently traveled to western Colorado to see Lyle Lovett and his Large Band...great theater with excellent sound and a great concert, and tickets were half as expensive as the Denver shows.  Next month, we're going back to catch Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives, also one of our favorite live bands!

John Hiatt, "Take It Down" off Crossing Muddy Waters - new tubes in my DAC making a difference