Monday, 7 December 2009

Brubeck honoured at White House

I'm pleased to hear that the great jazz musician Dave Brubeck received a Kennedy Center Honour at the White House yesterday. Immediately I was reminded of the episode in season 6 of The West Wing ('Drought Conditions'), in which a remarkable final sequence - a party hosted by the White House - is edited to Brubeck's famous jazz composition Take Five, including a brilliant moment where the burgeoning romance between Kate Harper and Will Bailey is underscored by the drum solo.

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