Life is Jazz

Dave Brubeck is my favorite jazz pianist. Some of his best-loved tunes are some of my favorite songs, of any genre. When Dave went to college, he couldn't read music. Because of that, he almost didn't graduate from the school of music. The dean told him, "You're a disgrace to the college." He only made…

Living a Jazzy Life

Lately, I have been listening a lot to Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond. I hope you know who they are; but if not, you need to. They are jazz masters. American classics. In fact, here's a taste; what is probably their best-known song, "Take Five." You know how some people live life on a whim?…