RIP Dave Brubeck... An exceedingly cool cat, as Dana Gioia writes: How many celebrities have a marriage that lasts 70 years? I think Dave is the only one. He was a very caring family man, a good dad and husband – never a given in the entertainment industry. He was a pioneer on civil rights,…
From guardian.co.uk [via @Ettagirl] Dr. Ralph Stanley's new autobiography, Man of Constant Sorrow, is available at Amazon [affiliate link].
From Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project, a performance of "Yanzi (Swallow Song)" - a Chinese folk song, Kazakh in origin... "Please do not forget your promise and change your heart."
Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout. The new biography of the jazz icon gets a rave review in the New York Times.