Re: [Harp-L] Dave Brubeck and Madcat Ruth
Excellent post and topic Bob, Thank You for posting!
As harp Players we are very lucky and honored to have Madcat w/ us on this
list. I have seen him with The Brubeck sons on many occasions and own the
recordings that Madcat did with Dave and his sons. These are must haves for
any serious harmonica players and especially if your interested in playing
these classic Brubeck gems like "Take Five" & "Blue Rondo" on your harp! Get
them you won't be disappointed!!!
Dave was playing so great right up to his last recording which BTW feature
I use Madcat's recordings with all my students as we work on different
techniques and positions, they're invaluable tools.
Madcat doesn't just PLAY the songs, he gets "inside" them with his unique
approach and sound all his own....I have learned much from studying his
Here is a link to his recordings, a great way to stuff those Holiday
Thank You for the Music Dave Brubeck and HUGE thanks to Madcat for his
amazing contributions tou our instrument with this Giant of Music.
all the best,
----- Original Message -----
From: "robert mcgraw" <harpbob@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "harp-l harp-l" <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 7:28 PM
Subject: [Harp-L] Dave Brubeck and Madcat Ruth
With the passing of the great Dave Brubeck, perhaps our own Madcat Ruth
would grace us with some words about his time[s] playing with the Master?
Most of us know that Madcat has played with both Dave Brubeck and his sons
off-and-on for many years. I still remember discovering the album "Two
Generations of Brubeck" while in college and being blown away hearing Madcat
play diatonic harp on "Blue Rondo a la Turk."
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