2.Blue Rondo A La Turk
3.Ol' Bill Basie
Recorded on 28th 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
5. Jam Session
6. Take Five
This CD “Luminescence – Kool Jazz At Midem” (2 CD release with tracks from B.B. King & Pat Metheny) has all tracks played that day except “Tritonis”.
“Tritonis was released only on “A Sassy Samba – Pat Metheny” – Past Perfect Records and on the Tobacco Road LP - "All Over Again".
The most common releases 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)
All Music Guide – copyright
Review of “Kool Jazz Live from Midem”
This unusual compilation from the Kool Jazz at Midem Festival combines parts of three separate sets. The Dave Brubeck Quartet with clarinettist Bill Smith, bassist Chris Brubeck and drummer Randy Jones, has the most interesting program, utilizing an electronic delay along with Smith's clarinet to add a new touch to "Lover Man," offering an energetic version of "Blue Rondo a la Turk" and introducing a recent work by Brubeck, the very swinging "Ol' Bill Basie" which showcases some fine playing by the leader and some choice bass trombone by son Chris.
Guitarist Pat Metheny joins the Heath Brothers for "Move To The Groove;” Metheny's bluesy guitar and Jimmy Heath's soulful tenor sax work well together. B. B. King's set is at best average and an odd choice to include on what is predominantly a jazz record.
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