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Buried Treasures

Buried Treasures  - Album cover

Label: Columbia
Year: 1967
Released on LP: No
Released on CD: Yes


1. Introduction
2. Mr. Broadway
3. Koto Song
4. Sweet Georgia Brown
5. Forty Days
6. You Go To My Head
7. Take Five
8. St. Louis Blues


Dave Brubeck (piano)
Paul Desmond (alto sax)
Joe Morello (drums)
Eugene Wright (bass)


1. Recorded live at "Jazz Festival", Puebla & Mexico City, Mexico, May 12, 13 & 14, 1967.

2. Released in 1998 by Columbia Legacy .


All Music Guide - Review- Copyright

In 1998, Columbia reissued a bunch of CDs by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, often adding one or two previously unissued selections to the sets. Buried Treasures: Recorded Live in Mexico City, however, is something different, for none of the music had been out before. Recorded live in 1967 during a tour of Mexico that also resulted in the album Bravo Brubeck!, the set features the classic Brubeck Quartet (with altoist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello) performing seven selections they had previously recorded, which was probably why this particular music stayed in the vaults for decades.

The quality is certainly quite high, with Brubeck and Desmond really digging into such songs as "Koto Song" (coming up with some inspired ideas over its vamp), "You Go to My Head," a lengthy "St. Louis Blues," and a fairly concise version of "Take Five," one of the few versions by Brubeck of the hit song that does not have a drum solo. Suffice to say, Dave Brubeck fans only need to be notified of two things: they do not already own this music, and the Quartet is heard throughout in prime form. Recommended.

Scott Yanow

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