I'm from Concord, CA.
Tom Hanks is from Concord, CA.
Meh, he's still alive.
Dave Brubeck is from Concord, CA.
I feel like crying a little. I'm so grateful for recorded music, for it will be like he never left. I have so many stories to tell about how Brubeck's music enlightened, inspired and soothed my mind and soul, but I can't bring myself to write them now. For now, just turn off the light and listen to this with headphones. In the dark. Then move on to Blue Ronda a la Turk, and the rest of "Time Out." Do it.
Dave Brubeck has long served as proof that creative jazz and popular success can go together. Thank heaven.
Syncopated rest in peace.