The Dave Brubeck Quartet: At Carnegie Hall
Two full sets with a "Take Five" encore comprise a winning program. Our appetite for complex rhythms gets satisfied, both in the quartet's blues-tinged groove and through their compositions in 11/4, 9/8, 5/4 and alternating meters. "King for a Day" features bassist Gene Wright, and "Castilian Drums" features drummer Joe Morello. After the drummer's powerfully creative nine–minute solo, Brubeck places tongue in cheek and informs the audience, "We won't ask much of him on this [next] tune, because all I have to do is play in 9/8 time." This is timeless music from a classic ensemble. Goosebumps are guaranteed.
Track Listing: St. Louis Blues; Bossa Nova U.S.A.; For All We Know; Pennies From Heaven; Southern Scene (Briar Bush); Three to Get Ready (and Four to Go); Eleven-Four; It's a Raggy Waltz; King for a Day; Castilian Drums; Blue Rondo a la Turk; Take Five.
Personnel: Dave Brubeck- piano; Paul Desmond- alto saxophone; Eugene Wright- bass; Joe Morello- drums.
Record Label: Columbia Records