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Label: Direct To Disk
Year: 1978
Released on LP: Yes
Released on CD: No

Tracks

1. Ellington Medley: The Duke / C Jam Blues / Don't Get Around Much Anymore / Caravan / Mood Indigo / Take The "A" Train / Cottontail

2. Forty Days
3. Sermon On The Mount
4. Unisphere
5. Three To Get Ready
6. Blue Rondo A La Turk
7. Unsquare Dance

Personnel

Dave Brubeck (piano)
Darius Brubeck (electric piano)
Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass trombone)
Danny Brubeck (drums)

Notes

1.This album has never been released on CD.

2. It was issued by the Direct Disk Labs label as a high quality audiophile pressing on 2 limited edition LP's.

Reviews

All Music Guide Review copyright

This direct-to-disk double LP is "a cut below" the usual Dave Brubeck recordings. Pianist Brubeck is in good form and his rhythm section (with bassist Chris Brubeck and drummer Dan Brubeck) is fine but keyboardist Darius Brubeck's electronic effects get tiring quickly. Also, some of the performances are much too long and these renditions of "Blue Rondo la Turk" and "Take Five" are not in the same league with most of the other versions.

Scott Yanow

Copyright Rovi Corporation

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