Dave Brubeck. The man responsible for one of the best know jazz tunes of all time Take Five.
If you live in NYC and have never been to Smalls Jazz Club on 10th street it's the place to go to hear good jazz music. It used to be that you paid a 10 dollar cover, bring your own booze, pass a joint around (be sure to share with the musicians), chill out relax, get wasted and listen to great music kind of place. I haven't been there for years but something tells me that Smalls has probably been forced to elvolve with NYC. Meaning as time passes more laws, more taxes, more pain in the ass neighborhood organizations, mean less fun for the NYC nightlife. Which also means Smalls probably isn't a place it's safe to spark up a doobie mid set anymore.
Here is a personal favorite of mine, Roger's and Hart's Lover as presented by Brubeck.
Another cue I love from this album Indiana. This is a great album and for only 99 cents I was more than happy to add this to my collection.