The musician, linguist, son of the mathematician and father of the tuba player celebrates a milestone birthday today.
The apple never falls far from the tree, though sometimes it rolls a bit before reaching equilibrium. In any case, if jazz tuba still strikes anyone as a bit of a stretch, just keep in mind that I grew up with rock harpsichord as a fait accompli:
Meanwhile, this piece by Dad's long-time friend and collaborator Linda Cohen was heard around the house with some frequency during my childhood and undoubtedly bears some small degree of responsibility for warping my brain:
Finally, here's Linda playing Dad's "Valentine Suite."