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Dan Brubeck Quartet: Live at the Cellar: Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave & Iola Brubeck

Read "Live at the Cellar: Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave & Iola Brubeck" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Drummer Dan Brubeck, son of the late Dave Brubeck, pays homage to his parents in a most appropriate way. He puts the proper frame around the songbook created by his mother and father over their 70-year performance career. Using the saxophone quartet format his father blazed jazz trails with, Brubeck leads his quartet through 14 Brubeck originals at Vancouver's Cellar recorded in August 2013. Bassist Adam Thomas proves to be a fine vocalist for the special material, never obscuring the ...

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The Brubeck Brothers Quartet: LifeTimes

Read "LifeTimes" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Jazz has proven, time and time again, that the bonds of family feed the creative soul. Everybody from the Jones brothers and the Marsalis family to the 3 Cohens have found satisfaction in the connection that comes with blood and blues, DNA and musical dynamism, and kinship of the artistic and literal varieties; The Brubeck Brothers are no exception. Chris and Dan Brubeck, the offspring of the one and only Dave Brubeck, having been playing and recording ...

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The Brubeck Brothers Quartet: LifeTimes

Read "LifeTimes" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

LifeTimes, the fourth CD from the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, is a powerful tribute to musical giant Dave Brubeck by two of his natural sons (bassist/trombonist Chris Brubeck and drummer Dan Brubeck) and two of their “honorary brothers" (guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb). Half the compositions are Dave's, most of them dating back decades, but they are so freshly imagined that they sound as if they've just been written. The set ends with “Take Five," which is Paul Desmond's ...

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Chris Brubeck's Triple Play: Live at Arthur Zankel Music Center

Read "Live at Arthur Zankel Music Center" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

When considering something as seriously artistic as jazz, it is often overlooked that said music is to be enjoyed as well as appreciated. The key operative in enjoy is joy, and multi- instrumentalist Chris Brubeck and his merry band Tripleplay are obviously full of it. Live at Arthur Zankel Music Center was recorded at Skidmore College during the 2011 Saratoga Artsfest, capturing Brubeck's side project at full wind. This concert is a brand of blues and jazz with absolutely no ...

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Mike DeMicco: As the Sun Sets

Read "As the Sun Sets" reviewed by Dave Hughes

Mike DeMicco isn't yet a household name among jazz guitarists, but he's certainly on his way on the strength of recordings such as this. You've probably heard his work before. He has amassed some impressive credits: he's currently touring with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, was a member of the early-80s fusion quartet The Dolphins (they released a couple CDs on the audiophile DMP label), has worked with pianists Dave Brubeck, Warren Bernhardt, and Chuck Lamb, and has plenty of folk ...


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