blue rondo a la turk
9/8 time, alternating 4/4. If that sort of thing turns you on.
Dave Brubeck: piano; Paul Desmond: saxophone; Eugene Wright: bass; Joe Morello: drums. California sophistication, and a big influence on Vince Guaraldi by the sound of it.
You\’ve come a long way, Charlie Brown.
\”The zeybek or zeybeği is a Turkish, Turkmen, or Afshar folk dance, named after Zeybeks. All zeybek dances have a common characteristic form, but the positioning of the arms and body differ according to the different regions. The rhythm is also very characteristic, a rhythmic pattern of a slow nine beats: 9/4 = 2+2+2+3 beats or 3+2+2+2 with occasional variations.\” Composed by Dave Brubeck, with a nominally \’Arabic\’ nod to Mozart, and recorded during one of three sessions between June and August, 1959. Did Mozart ever play big with Linus or was it just Ludwig Van ?
▼ THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET: BLUE RONDO A LA TURK from \”Time Out\” LP (Columbia) 1959 (US)