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To: Albion Wilde
The Dave Brubeck Quartet's "Bossa Nova USA," a somewhat rare album, was my first ever record album. Loved it.

Got to see the Quartet at Arizona State U back in the late 1960s---just before Paul Desmond was gone. Got to go backstage with Joe Morello. Amazing drummer.

A lot of jazz players looked down on Brubeck because he wasn't far out/Miles Davis-ish enough, but he epitomized the best of jazz.

12 posted on 12/05/2012 2:16:24 PM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: LS
Got to see the Quartet at Arizona State U back in the late 1960s---

I lay on the wall-to-wall in the living room next to the speakers for hours after school in the 60s listening to Take Five. What a legend.

28 posted on 12/06/2012 9:29:52 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Government can’t redistribute talent, willpower, or intelligence, except through dictatorship.)
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