Monday, March 14, 2016

MUSIC FOR COOL MINDED MARTIANS

If you know Dave Brubeck, you likely have the LP Time Out, the record with his biggest song, "Take Five". The same LP has "Blue Rondo la Turk", a six and a half minute whopper. All sorts of time changes, solos, and movements, it's like a half dozen songs all rolled into one. He's recorded it multiple times, and there's a live version out there that just smokes. Brubeck won bonus points in my book when I read that he considered his music "for cool minded martians". What a nut!

The other song down there is from a post at Soul Sides. "Nubian Lady" by Roy Meriwether, whoever the hell he is, is close to twenty minutes long and it's a sneaky rascal. It starts out slow, and you just go about your business. Then at some point, as the tempo builds, it will grab your attention. It goes really well back to back with the Brubeck song.

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Listen:
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo a la Turk mp3 at Tistory Really good loud. Trust me.
Roy Meriwether - Nubian Lady mp3 at Soul Sides Go there to get it.

3 comments:

Peter Tibbles said...

Dave's and old friend (musically speaking, not literally) but thanks for opening my eyes (and ears) to Roy.

Unknown said...

I think you meant his biggest song is "Take Five", not "Time Out."

Tom G. said...

Yeesh, that what I meant, and I actually reread it before posting and didn't catch it. Thanks for the heads up whoever you are.