R.I.P. Dave Brubeck, 1920-2012


In 1973, WC’s then-girlfriend, the Cat Thief, talked WC into attending his first jazz concert. It was the Dave Brubeck Quartet at the Chicago Opera House, and the show opened with the Brubeck/Desmond classic, “Take Five.” WC was completely blown away. The soaring lead by saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, alternating with Brubeck’s piano chords in 5/4…