Something a bit special this weekend. A Hollywood Bowl concert featuring Dave Brubeck and his Quartet as opening act for Keely Smith with Nelson Riddle's Orchestra from 1960. I've posted the second half of this concert before, which featured The Kingston Trio, but not the opening acts and many people have asked me if there is any live Keely Smith (apart from the Louie Prima/Keely Smith Vegas gigs) from early on in her solo career. Ironically, this is one of her first appearances as a solo artist and her first-ever appearance at the Hollywood Bowl.
And Brubeck is wonderful as always, with Paul Desmond paving a smooth way.
Good concert all around - enjoy and get comfy for the next hour.
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