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Label: Concord Jazz
Year: 1979
Released on LP: Yes
Released on CD: Yes


1. Cassandra
2. The Masquerade Is Over
3. Hometown Blues
4. Yesterdays
5. Two-Part Contention
6. Caravan


Dave Brubeck (piano)
Jerry Bergonzi (tenor sax, electric bass)
Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass trombone)
Butch Miles (drums)


Recorded live August 21, 1979 at the Concord Jazz Festival.


Concord Music Group

Recorded live August 21, 1979 at the Concord Jazz Festival, this performance of The Dave Brubeck Quartet is infused by the excitement of Brubeck's return to his birthplace. Yet, the title of the album refers not only to his welcomed homecoming, but also a rebirth of earlier creative concepts cultivated by decades of performance and contemporary thought. Complimented by his immensely talented Quartet, this already special evening becomes a breath-taking performance.

With Jerry Bergonzi (tenor saxophone, electric bass on "Two-Part Contention"), Chris Brubeck (electric bass, trombone on "Two-Part Contention"), and Butch Miles (drums).

All Music Guide Review copyright

The first of three Concord LPs by this particular edition of the Quartet (with Jerry Bergonzi on tenor, Chris Brubeck doubling on electric bass and trombone, and drummer Butch Miles, whose successor would soon be Randy Jones), found Brubeck enthusiastically playing three of his originals along with the standards "Yesterdays," "Caravan" and "The Masquerade Is Over." Bergonzi's Coltrane-influenced tenor gave this unit a different sound than the earlier Quartets and meshes surprisingly well with the pianist/leader.

Scott Yanow

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