Yesterday (June 26) was Dave Grusin’s 89th birthday—happy birthday to one of the all-time greats!
I got into Grusin later than I did other composers, because most of his career was spent doing smart, contemporary scores for adult-themed pictures, and I just didn’t discover them until I was older.
I can’t possibly do justice to his art and career on the fly. But check out this cover of one of his 1960s TV themes, The Name of the Game:
This is a certain kind of genius at work, to make something his cool and catchy!
Thank you, Dave!