Mort Sahl, The Jazzman’s Comedian

Yesterday, October 26th, the world of comedy lost one of its more original and trailblazing members when Mort Sahl passed away. At 94 years old, he had certainly seen a lot, and his acerbic wit and style of comedy was directed not only at daily observations and absurdities but at political figures. From the beginning [...]

Jazz Impressions of Eurasia // Dave Brubeck (Columbia CS 8058)

Back to the 'Better Than 'Time Out'' series of Brubeck albums, which is Raggy Waltz's (admittedly protracted) celebration of Dave Brubeck's December birthday. For this installment, here's an album that was recorded a year before 'Time Out' and like that album is all-original material. Music to the! The Music The Tune: "Nomad"Recorded: 25 July, 1958 [...]

Jazz Impressions of Japan // Dave Brubeck (Columbia CS 2212)

Here at Raggy Waltz, we're celebrating the birthday of Dave Brubeck all month long by profiling different albums that I think are just as great or better than Brubeck's much-acclaimed 'Time Out' album.  We know about that one, so let's hear about the other ones.  Last week I talked about another time-themed album of Brubeck's.  [...]