The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Sometimes, it's the boring stuff I remember the most.
Oct 12 2008
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
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Dave Brubeck(1920~)带著他的乐团来Worcester的Hanover Thratre演出。上台时脚步非常缓慢，甚至要人撑扶，但当手指触碰白键的那一瞬间，钢琴都燃烧了起来！不止Dave，四位老先生在表演时完全沈浸於音符的跳动，很享受彼此共同演奏的乐趣，不断的用眼神跟另外三个人交流，就像在聊天一样，尤其是《Take Five》里鼓手独奏的那一段，另外三个人很专心的看著他表演，Dave Brubeck甚至站了起来，彷彿忘记置身舞台而是买票进场的乐迷！
表演者: Dave Brubeck Quartet / Dave Bubeck / Bill Smith / Chris Brubeck / Randy Jones
Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Concord Records
When Dave Brubeck started recording for Concord Jazz in 1979, it was a homecoming for the legendary pianist — literally. Brubeck was born and raised in the little Northern California town of Concord, and his father grazed cattle in the hills around what would one day be the home of the Concord Pavilion (an impressive amphitheater that Concord Jazz founder Carl Jefferson had successfully lobbied the city of Concord to build). With the classic Concord On A Summer Night, Dave returned home once again in the summer of 1982, taking the stage with his one-of-a-kind piano pyrotechnics. As you’ll hear, even the crickets in the hillside were inspired to join in the music-making.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five
I do like listening Jazz music, especially when I feel very tired; it likes the medicine for your mind, The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five, this Jazz music is a great and wonderful song for jazz audience.
My favorite is the interpretation of the drum, Cool at that time! Great! And this may be weird the piano opening and we heard live was mind blowing, That is interesting if you know what I'm talking about, if they were still together, they would be playing again, I really want to see the live show.
You know that this is an experiment Jazz album in that time, and no one knows it will be Jazz Bible and famous song in the world, do you believe that? I can not think about anything when I listen to this song ,amazing....
Live Brubeck At His Best March 12, 2006
By J. Bransfield
I first had this album on vinyl when it came out in the mid 80s. At the time it was a high quality pressing and when it finally came out on CD my concern was that the glorious sound of the original would get lost in some engineer's idea of what live music should sound like.
Fortunately, I need not have worried, Concord did a great job in keeping the essence of the live performance on the CD.
This is a unique line-up for the Brubeck Quartet with Dave, Chris Brubeck on bass, Randy Jones on drums and Bill Smith on clarinet. That's right, I said clarinet. And it worked! You get the feeling that these four guys just like playing with one another. There's an easiness about the performance that only seems to happen when musicians are having a good time playing together.
The songs on this CD are all of good quality, but the killer is 'Softly William, Softly' that knocks the audience on its butt. This leads into the closing version of Take Five that has the audience out of their chairs.
Overall this is a 5 star performance and makes you wonder what it must have been like to be there on that magical Summer Night in Concord...
David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (born December 6, 1920) is an American jazz pianist.
1. Benjamin 5:38
2. Koto Song 8:50
3. Black And Blue 7:11
4. Softly, William, Softly 7:24
5. Take Five 8:05