Saturday, December 30, 2017

Dave Brubeck Quartet: My Favorite Things (1964)

My Favorite Things by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, comprising Dave Brubeck (piano); Paul Desmond (alto saxophone); Norman Bates (double bass); and Joe Morello (drums).
Via: Youtube

Cool jazz on a cold day here in Canada can heat things up. I remember this song from long ago, sitting in my Grade 1 classroom in the late spring of 1965; the teacher carefully places the LP on the portable record player and I listening raptly to The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews singing the words to such a memorable tune, and so many others like it. Time stood still for me. If it wasn’t sunny outside, it appeared that it was. Sun streaming in through the large school windows. We can thank Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein who penned this for the musical, before there was a movie, in 1959.