Take Five.

Dave Brubeck died a few weeks ago. Saw this while working at my computer. Hell. Brubeck.

Well, the guy lives on in a jazzy, smoky, boozy, sexy, moody and rhythmic corner of your mind.

What’s the connection between Brubeck and going hiking? Why mention him on a birdwatching website?

There’s not much smoky, boozy, jazzy stuff happening in the woods.

At least Charlie Parker, also a jazz great, was named “Bird.” But wait.

When I heard Brubeck split the scene, I decided to take a break and walk in the wild for a while. I left work, left my computer with its news of the day, and got into the day.

Brubeck’s quartet made “Take Five” immortal. Even better, it was on an album called “Time Out.” These escapist titles send a clear message.

Maybe they’re the connection. Or maybe it just feels right to put a few words down about a guy whose wild talent will never stop being appreciated.

In any case, I took five.

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5 Responses to “Take Five.”

  1. Kerri says:

    But where are the birds??? Oh, I get it. There are a GA-JILLION bloggers talking about birds on a GA-JILLION blogs about birding, so who needs one more, especially when you could write about something more interesting than seeing a rose breasted nut hatcher or something. You’re out of doors right? And that’s where birders go. And you went there to take five. Thanks for A BETTER twist on a bird blog. Take five!

    BTW, I’m not sure who Brubeck is-was, but that doesn’t matter. Cool.

    Notify me of new posts. K.

  2. John J. says:

    As you say: “Brubeck’s quartet made “Take Five” immortal. Even better, it was on an album called “Time Out.” These escapist titles send a clear message.” This is truth, and good to see. Thanks. Also liked the “Bird” article.

  3. Scottie says:

    If you don’t know Brubeck take a flyer and get the Album. You’ve never heard anything like it and I doubt that you ever will. His work was truly unique. Scottie

  4. Barbara Quinlan says:

    Nice post…I was in college when I first heard Take Five. I totally got what you were saying in this nice little tribute…thanks

  5. Tim J says:

    Loved the post. Brubeck’s music travels well. It stays in your head and warms the soul. A great fit for the “Two Fisted Birdwatcher”.

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