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Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here.
- Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; J. K. Rowling)

Dave Brubeck is the last of the great jazz icons. Kenton, Getz, Davis, Gillespie, Coltrane…so many gone. And at 86 years of age, he plays as well as he ever has. Yesterday [...]


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Giants still walk among us. And among the pantheon of the Great Ones of jazz music, Dave Brubeck stands tall. And for the first time in twenty-or-so years, and perhaps for the last time ever, he is returning to Houston.
Saturday 2 December at Temple Beth-Yeshurun, he and [...]


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What can I say? High Holy Days at Temple Emanu-El in Houston was sublime as always. We in the Professional Choir sang services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, though my friends at more conservative congregations sang more than we did.