The song in this post has nothing to do with Dave Brubeck, unless you consider his overall contribution to jazz. My father listened to many different styles and genres of music and Dave Brubeck was his favorite jazz musician. The first time I saw Mr. Brubeck preform I took my father and we had a great time reliving, rehearing the tunes we knew so well. About 10 years ago Mr. Brubeck was in SLC to preform with his sons on his 81st birthday. It was such a joy to hear his soft tinkling of the keys, a change from the power of his younger days. He gave the music of his youth new impact. Dave Brubeck will be missed.
Herbie Hancock arranged this rendition of Joni Mitchell's song, The River, which is one of my favorites, no matter the season. More than one person on the radio has called it a Christmas song and it is played more frequently this time of year. Herbie and Joni, what a great jazz duo.