Dave Brubeck Digs Disney - JazzWax

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May 26, 2011


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Jason Hite

Very interesting and deeelightful article. Some versions are at YouTube;



Anything Brubeck touches is magic!

Ed Leimbacher

The news of a fancy-with-extras release of DDD makes my day. (Happiness is a duck that quacks like a duck and a mouse that works.)

Three things: I truly can't grasp whatever point you are making when you mention Dave's boys somehow linking with "The Duke"; how does this tribute to Ellington relate to Dave and Paul goofing for years on Disney tunes?

Also, one might point to the Hal Willner Disney project issued as Stay Awake--not strictly Jazz but a glorious eclectic mix following Brubeck right up the JazzWax alley. Besides, any album with Sun Ra and Yma Sumac, Tom Waits and Betty Carter, Bill Frisell and NRBQ, Los Lobos and Ken Nordine, deserves a listenhear.

And just as a heads-up, does anyone know the infamous William Stout comic strip called "Mickey at Fifty"? (Or was it "Sixty"?) A certain mouse, stubbly, fat and aging, with typical gripes and very untypical inside-Disney jokes. Hi-larious!

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