In 1982 pianist Dave Brubeck welcomed clarinetist Bill Smith (who he had played with back in his octet days in the late '40s) as a permanent member of his Quartet along with drummer Randy Jones and Chris Brubeck on electric bass and occasional bass trombone. This album features the new Quartet at the Concord Jazz Festival playing what would become their typical mixture of songs: three Brubeck compositions ("Benjamin," "Koto Song" and "Softly, William, Softly"), a standard ("Black and Blue") and yet another remake of "Take Five.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet.
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In 1982 pianist Dave Brubeck welcomed clarinetist Bill Smith (who he had played with back in his octet days in the late '40s) as a permanent member of his Quartet along with drummer Randy Jones and Chris Brubeck on electric bass and occasional bass trombone.
Dave Brubeck returns home to California with small band in tow and thrills a large audience. This is a solid release from Concord records. This music was played live in an outdoor pavilion to a very enthusiastic audience. I just wish the disc was longer. There are both fast and beautifully slow songs on this disc and all sound wonderful crickets can be heard en masse buzzing during one of the slow sings. There is a very nice live feel to this disc and the atmosphere is captured beautifully. This sacd keeps the usual quality of sound and music quality associated with all Concord sacd's. It has excellent sound and Brubeck plays his famous Take Five to finish off the disc. I really enjoy the slow songs the best as they are saturated deeply with the kind of mood that is rather remarkable. This was a great live event that should have been longer. Very much recommended.
Brubeck organized the Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1951, with Paul Desmond on alto saxophone. They took up a long residency at San Francisco's Black Hawk nightclub and gained great popularity touring college campuses, recording a series of albums with such titles as Jazz at Oberlin (1953), Jazz at the College of the Pacific (1953), and Brubeck's debut on Columbia Records, Jazz Goes to College (1954). Jack Six – double bass (guest on some sets). Bill Smith – clarinet (guest, such as 1982's Concord On A Summer Night, 1984's For Iola, 1986's Reflections, 1987's Blue Rondo, Moscow Nights and In Moscow). Dave Brubeck – piano. Jerry Bergonzi – tenor saxophone, electric fretless bass. Chris Brubeck – electric fretless bass, bass trombone. Butch Miles – drums (1978–1980, recorded live on Back Home at the 1979 Concord Jazz Festival).
|3||Black And Blue||7:03|
|4||Softly, William, Softly||7:24|
- Clarinet – Bill Smith*
- Drums – Randy Jones
- Guitar, Bass Trombone, Electric Bass – Chris Brubeck
- Piano – Dave Brubeck
NotesRecorded at the Concord Jazz Festival on August, 1982.
Printed in USA.
SACD 5.1ch + 2.0ch
Hybrid CDA Layer
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 013431102564
|CJ-198||The Dave Brubeck Quartet||Concord On A Summer Night (LP)||Concord Jazz||CJ-198||US||1982|
|CCD-4198||The Dave Brubeck Quartet||Concord On A Summer Night (CD, Album)||Concord Jazz||CCD-4198||US||Unknown|
|LCJ-2061||The Dave Brubeck Quartet||Concord On A Summer Night (LP, Promo)||Concord Jazz||LCJ-2061||Japan||1984|
|JUN-4015||The Dave Brubeck Quartet||Concord On A Summer Night (LP, Album)||Concord Jazz||JUN-4015||Mexico||1983|
|LELP 113||The Dave Brubeck Quartet||Concord On A Summer Night (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180)||Concord Jazz||LELP 113||Germany||1992|