The last of my shipment from Jazz Heritage came today. I’m listening to the inimitable sounds of Dave Brubeck. Had it on cassette (remember those?) for many years and it finally bit the dust.

This recording is, for me, the epitome of “cool.” I know you’ve heard some of the tracks, even if you don’t know it. Blue Rondo a la Turk, Three to Get Ready, and the title track, Take Five have been heard in commercials and other instances where the aim is to project a cool, sophisticated kind of vibe.

BTW, the Brubeck stuff reminds me a whole lot of Vince Guaraldi’s music in the Charlie Brown TV specials, including A Charlie Brown Christmas, which, come to think of it, will be next up in the ol’ CD player!