11/19/14

CRAZY MR. BROADWAY TWICE


As of yesterday morning (when I discovered and posted the 'Mr. Broadway' clip) I am officially obsessed with Dave Brubeck's theme song for this long forgotten show, to the point of spending ninety-nine cents for the sheet music on-line. (I've been experimenting with different takes on it and find that it works quite well as a lilting jazz/blues waltz). Here are two version that each kill--albeit in different ways. Oliver Nelson's magnificent big-band take, and a Brubeck family album's hyper-tense 70's take. Digacious:





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