On Friday night Jason allowed me to snag up his extra ticket and go with him to see Dave Brubeck play in Durham.
Dave Brubeck, for those of you who don’t know, is a jazz giant. He and his quartet came up with some really fantastic music including the infamous “Take 5” and “Blue Rondo Ã la Turk.”
Brubeck got his group together to play for the inauguration of Jazz’d 4 Life, an organization whose goal is to help needy children both domestically and internationally. The show was hosted by CT’s weatherman of choice, Dr. Mel, and was very well organized.
The Quartet received a standing ovation as they walked on stage. They played for about an hour and a half (not bad for an 86 year old and his clan) and it was some of the best Jazz that I’ve ever heard.* The saxophonist, Bobby Militello rocked the Alto sax like nuts! and the drummer and bassist had phenomenal solos. When Dave hit the first two chords of ‘take 5’ the crowd exploded with cheers.
It was truly an amazing evening of music. Dave Brubeck is the man.
*to be fair, I haven’t heard TONS of jazz.