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Blue Rondo

Blue Rondo - Album cover

Label: Concord Jazz
Year: 1986
Released on LP: Yes
Released on CD: Yes


1. How Does Your Garden Grow?
2. Festival Hall
3. Easy As You Go
4. Blue Rondo A La Turk
5. Dizzy's Dream
6. I See, Satie
7. Swing Bells
8. Strange Meadowlark
9. Elana Joy


Dave Brubeck (piano)
Bill Smith (clarinet)
Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass trombone)
Randy Jones (drums)


All Music Guide Review copyright

The 1986 edition of the Brubeck Quartet featured pianist Brubeck, his son Chris on electric bass and bass trombone, clarinetist Bill Smith and drummer Randy Jones. In addition to remakes of "Blue Rondo la Turk," "Strange Meadowlark" and "Swing Bells," the leader contributed six new originals including "I See, Satie" and a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz called "Dizzy's Dream." Bill Smith, who uses electronics with taste on his clarinet during a few songs, has long been a major asset to the later Brubeck Quartets. This is one of their better Concord CDs.

Scott Yanow

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