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

Saxophone Style

August 6, 2009

Saxophonists have the best style!   Not that I’m biased or anything…

Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon

Lester Young in his signature Porkpie hat

Lester Young in his signature Porkpie hat

Stan Getz - Looks cool even though his bowtie is a clip on.

Stan Getz - Looks cool even though his bowtie is a clip on.

John Coltrane - Anyone that can smoke and play like that gets my approval.

John Coltrane - Anyone that can smoke and play like that gets my approval.

Bud Shank on Bari - Here with Chet Baker

Bud Shank on Bari - Here with Chet Baker

Charlie "The Bird" Parker in a great flecked blazer and a sweet Conn Alto.  Check out the underslung octave key!

Charlie "The Bird" Parker in a great flecked blazer and a sweet Conn Alto. Check out the underslung octave key!

Paul Desmond

Paul Desmond

Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins

Johnny Griffin

Johnny Griffin

James Moody

James Moody

Boots Randolph in an awesome skinny tie and button down collar.

Boots Randolph in an awesome skinny tie and button down collar.

johnny hodges

Johnny Hodges

Lucky Thompson

Lucky Thompson

Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins

Barney Wilen

Barney Wilen

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