Date(s) - 02/19/2018
Edmonds Center for the Arts
Brubeck & Desmond: Inseperable – Concert
Composer-pianist Dave Brubeck and alsto saxophonist Paul Desmond-the inseparable pair took the jazz by storm with a special blend of sophisticated swing and a cool attitude. Their style was characterized by a rare blend of inventive writing, virtuostic playing and use of such modern techniques as odd meters, stark jazz harmonies and Desmond’s own “dry martini” sound. When they put it all together, their music appealed to the new “intellectual listener” of 1950’s jazz in a way never before seen. “Take Five” has been the single top selling jazz hit of all time, and is just one of the many Brubeck/Desmond chart-toppers you will hear in this concert, including “Blue Rondo a la Turk”, “The Duke” and “in Your Own Sweet Way”. This show will include special works composed by Desmond himself, never before heard on the SRJO stage.