Restoring the Sacred

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sundays are for Beauty - Dave Brubeck

That's The Dave Brubeck Quartet performing their greatest hit (and one of the greatest Jazz hits of all time), Take Five, in 1961. That's Dave Brubeck on piano, Paul Desmond on saxophone, Joe Morello on drums, and Gene Wright on Bass.

Here they are getting ready to rehearse, apparently (judging by the amount of hair on Dave) sometime before 1961:

Click on You Tube at the bottom right of the video and check out the number of times this video has been viewed - not bad.

The following is from the Wikipedia write-up on Dave Brubeck.

Brubeck believed what he saw during World War II contradicted the Ten Commandments, and the war evoked a spiritual awakening. He became a Catholic in 1980, shortly after completing the Mass To Hope which had been commissioned by Ed Murray, editor of the national Catholic weekly Our Sunday Visitor. Although he had spiritual interests before then he said, "I didn't convert to Catholicism, because I wasn't anything to convert from. I just joined the Catholic Church."[14] In 1996, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2006, Brubeck was awarded the University of Notre Dame's Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious[15] honor given to American Catholics, during the University's commencement. He performed "Travellin' Blues" for the graduating class of 2006.

Today is the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ), which commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper. The Holy Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Jesus under the appearance of Bread and Wine.

Have a Beautiful Sunday.

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