Amazing live recording of the Dave Brubeck quartet circa 1966. ┬áThis is the cool scene at it’s best. ┬áPaul Desmond kills it on alto sax and Joe Morello looks super hip in his sunglasses.

All Night Long – 1962

August 7, 2009

Let’s keep the jazz posts rolling…


Skipper Bartlett, the man behind the amazing blog “Like…Dreamsville”, recently posted some great screen shots from the 1962 British film “All Night Long”. The film is a noir style adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello. After searching high and low, I was finally able to snag a copy. The film features appearances by jazz legends like Dave Brubeck (who performs “Blue Rondo a la Turk”), Charles Mingus, and Johnny Dankworth. It also features Patrick Mcgoohan on skins (rumor is that he locked himself in a room with a drum set and practiced for months before shooting the scene) This film is classic cool!

The sets and suits make this live recording of “Take Five” by the Dave Brubeck Quartet extra cool.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Take Five (1961) Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Joe Morello and Gene Wright

"Time Out" album cover with artwork by Neil Fujita (1959)

"Time Out" album cover with artwork by Neil Fujita (1959)

The Quartet - 1960's

The Quartet - 1960's

Paul Desmond

Paul Desmond

Joe Morello - 1962

Joe Morello - 1962

Dave Brubeck - 1957

Dave Brubeck - 1957

Paul Desmond

Paul Desmond

Joe Morello & Gene Wright

Joe Morello & Gene Wright

Dave Brubeck Quartet Plays Cole Porter Anything Goes - 1965

Dave Brubeck Quartet Plays Cole Porter Anything Goes - 1965

Red Hot and Cool - 1955

Red Hot and Cool - 1955

Program from 1964

Program from 1964