Congratulations to Dave Brubeck, perhaps the greatest living jazz musician and pianist, who is 90 years old to-day. I've already heard a recording of a 1950s concert by his Quartet and I intend to enjoy listening to more of his music-making later today. I also intend playing some of his music.
An excellent BBC Four programme last Friday evening was transmitted to mark Brubeck's artistic achievements in the jazz world. The programme included rare interviews with Dave Brubeck and significant contributions from leading figures in jazz, classical music and the film world. Unlike many such documentaries, the programme contained a substantial amount of music and was fascinating both in its information and enjoyment.
Any other Brubeck enthusiasts around ? And any who saw the programme? It would be interesting to hear comments.