This goes out to Stephen, Maggie and a gent called Luke…
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This may just be the finest on-stage live-audience recording ever made. (Best I’ve ever heard.) Sure, the recording’s technical work was fine, but it was the magic. Brubeck & Co. were on fire. December 1963. In hi-fi stereo!
Dad had this record when I was a kid. Got back from college, ’round about when I met Kate. Dad let me pull this one from the shelf and spin ‘er up. I was in awe. I told Dad I finally understood why he liked it. He grinned. Three to Get Ready… Blue Rondo. Take Five.