July 30, 2015
Jazz Time in Phnom Time
It is the time of the week (Saturday) for us to get away from it all–the cares and woes, the hustle and bustle, the noise from angry voices, and politics– and just relax.
Phnom Penh is a unique city. There are plenty of places to go for a good meal with friends and enjoy the music. The FCC (Foreign Correspondents Club) by the Riverside, for example, is a popular spot for the curious and adventurous. If you come to Phnom Penh, go there and listen to jazz, enjoy a great meal, and meet tourists, journalists, and the English speaking educated locals who frequent the FCC to sit back and relax.
So in that spirit, Dr. Kamsiah who is in Kuala Lumpur where she is attending her nephew’s marriage dinner at The Tropicana Golf Club and Din Merican who is blogging in Phnom Penh present The Dave Brubeck Quartet .
Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck and his colleagues (Paul Desmond on Alto, Joe Morello on Drums and Eugene Wright on Bass) need no introduction. Din is proud to say that David “Dave” Warren Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was äwarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music in May, 2010 for his contributions to American music and culture by his alma mater, The George Washington University. Listen to The Quartet and you know why Dr. Dave Brubeck deserved to be remembered.–Din Merican