Wednesday, May 4, 2016

5/4: It's Morello/Desmond/Brubeck/Wright Day! Some jazz in 5/4

Tom Kraemer memed at me and some others:

May the Five Quarters Be With You...

Max Roach Quintet: "As Long as You're Living"

Max Roach Quintet: "Driva' Man" (follows an excerpt from "Love for Sale")

Art Pepper Quartet: "Las Cuevas de Mario"

Don Ellis Orchestra: "Arcturus"

Charles Mingus Band: "Free Cell Block F, 'Tis Nazi USA"

Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band: "The Village"

Oregon: "If"

Dave Brubeck, Joe Morello, Gene Wright: "Countdown"

Brubeck Quartet: "Castilian Drums"

Brubeck Quartet: "Far More Blue"/"Far More Drums"

...OK, the one you were really waiting for...


Elgin Bleecker said...

Thanks, Todd. I am going to put some Brubeck on right now while I work.

Todd Mason said...

I still have more albums by Brubeck, and particularly the Desmond/Morello/Wright quartet and their extensions (such as the albums with Bill Smith in for Desmond), than by any other performing least fifty...the Modern Jazz Quartet are the next most populous at at least forty. Mingus might be third these days, I've tended to lose track in the plethora of formats.

You could do worse. The Octet...the Brubeck/Mulligan quartet...the duets album...the orchestral records...Two Generations...

Sergio Angelini said...

Very nice Todd, very nice indeed :)

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Sergio. People seemed to have rediscovered it by themselves, two years later, so I popped it back out a little.