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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Benny Green on Brubeck

"The world record for wrecking a grand piano is, I believe, around 14 minutes. On Friday night at the Royal Festival Hall it often looked like being lowered ..." Benny Green reviewing a 1962 concert by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Ah Benny Green,how I loved that man & his Sunday afternoon shows on Radio 2. Alan Dell of course was another, in fact I think one followed the other, it was a feast, later on Rusell Davies, and the ever popular Parky. What are we left with...words escape me

Lance said...

Benny Green was a bit blinkered when it came to Dave Brubeck - he seemed to have a personal vendetta against him. Still, at least Brubeck's still with us...

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