MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 11048 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1376 times:
I have listened to his music a lot.
He is now up in Jazz Musicians Heaven to rejoin other greats... Charlie Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Gillespie, Art Blakey, Billie Holiday, Basie, Coltrane, Chet Baker, Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis...
RIP Dave Brubeck
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
Ken777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8691 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1353 times:
I went to his concert here in '62 with a friend. We were waling behind the Old Brady (a long standing venue here) and say a guy fighting with getting a drum kit out of a station wagon. He accepted our offer of help so we got in via the stage door. The "guy" turned out to be Ray Brown, the bass player.
Joe Morello was the drummer and was exceptionally kind to everyone - including some kids who asked if it was true that he practiced when reading the paper in the morning. He actually broke a head on a tom-tom during his solo - played with the tear for a few minutes as part of the solo.
Paul Desmond was on alto sax and took us under his wings before the show, talking about reeds (he had a case full of reed boxes. LaMaz (sp?) was the best brand in those days and he would have had over a hundred in his case.
Brubeck was also very kind to the kids (or all ages) on stage, talking to us until they started opening the curtain. We had to run off stage, something everyone in the band thought was pretty funny.
Overall all four guys in that band were nice guys, especially to the kids (and us) who were on stage talking to them.
Nice guys in a very good band. Lots of talent and some pretty good music.
Revelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 13703 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1331 times:
Quoting Ken777 (Reply 4): Overall all four guys in that band were nice guys, especially to the kids (and us) who were on stage talking to them.
Glad to hear that they were nice guys. That isn't always the case. Some in the music business (like all of life) are total tools. Two I have personal knowledge of are Steve Howe of Yes and Van Morrison.