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A Sassy Samba  - All Over Again LP (see notes) All Over Again LP (see notes)
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Label: Past Perfect
Year: 1983
Released on LP: No
Released on CD: Yes


Jam Session


Dave Brubeck (piano)
Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass trombone)
Bill Smith (clarinet)
Randy Jones (drums)
B.B. King (guitar)
B.B. King Orchestra (orchestra)


Recorded on 28 January 1983 at the MIDEM Festival, Palais Des Congres, Cannes, France.

Dave’s group consisted of Bill Smith, Chris Brubeck and Randy Jones. B.B. King & his Orchestra joined the Quartet for a jam session.

This concert has been released on numerous bootlegs throughout the years and the collector can easily purchase several that are identical.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet played 6 tunes that day as follows:

1. Lover Man
2. Blue Rondo A La Turk
3. Ol’ Bill Basie
4. Tritonis
5. Jam Session
6. Take Five

This CD “A Sassy Samba – Pat Metheny – Past Perfect Records” has the only CD version of “Tritonis”; it was also released on the Tobacco Road LP, "All Over Again".

Pat Metheny did not perform with Dave Brubeck at this concert.

The most common releases for the other tunes played at this concert are listed below with the tracks that are included.

• Luminescence – Kool Jazz At Midem – TKO Magnum Records (All except 4)
• A Sassy Samba – Pat Metheny - Past Perfect Records –
• Dave Brubeck BB King Pat Metheny - Move To The Groove - Kool Jazz Records (1-3)
• Kool Jazz From Midem - Jazz Time Records (1-3)
• Dave Brubeck – Déjàvu Retro Gold Collection - Déjàvu Records (1-3)

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