1. One Moment
2. Mexican Folk Song
3. Blues for Joe
4. Take Five
5. Take the "A" Train
Recorded at Jazz Festival, Juans-Les-Pins, France, on 22nd July 1967.
Seven tracks from the next days concert are released on the CD, “Dave Brubeck Quartet 1967 Live”, Blu Jazz label.
Tracks 1-3 & 5 are included on “The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Someday My Prince Will Come".
All Music Guide – CD - Review – copyright
It's easy to identify this live date as an unauthorized recording because of the poor balance of the instruments, the misidentification of songs, the odd use of actress Susan Dey's photo on the cover, and that Dave Brubeck was still signed to an exclusive contract by Columbia at the time of this concert. The opener is a lengthy "One Moment Worth Years" (listed as "One Moment"), followed by the pretty Mexican folk tune "La Paloma Azul" (listed as "Mexican Folk Song"), which became of favorite of Brubeck & Desmond.
"Blues For Joe" is an improvisation featuring an extended solo by drummer Joe Morello, while the version of "Take Five" is surprisingly short with an average solo by Paul Desmond and a brief but more effective solo by the pianist. "Take The 'A' Train" shows Brubeck's fondness for disguised introductions. This CD will be sought by Brubeck fans but can't be considered essential due to it's less than high fidelity sound.
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