The Best of Dave Brubeck, May He Rest In Peace
6. "Three to Get Ready"
"Three to Get Ready" is one of the lesser known songs on Brubeck's iconic 1959 release, Time Out. In it, the musicians, rock back and forth between two-measure pockets of three and four. Three to get ready, four to go.
"Blue Rondo a la Turk"
Count it out: 1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2-3; 1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2-3; 1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2-3; 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3. Rinse and repeat. That's 9/8 time, broken down.
To us, this song is the apotheosis of cool. Take in Paul Desmond's smooth-as-butter phrasing, or Joe Morello's drum solo, defined by the spaces he leaves between the the hits.
"In Your Own Sweet Way"
This is one of Brubeck's loveliest and most-covered compositions.
"St. Louis Blues"
Later in his career, Brubeck put together another quartet featuring the alto saxophonist Bobby Militello.
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