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Once When I Was Very Young

Once When I Was Very Young - Album cover

Label: Music Masters
Year: 1992
Released on LP: No
Released on CD: Yes


1. Once When I Was Very Young
2. What Is This Thing Called Love?
3. Among My Souvenirs
4. Dancin' in Rhythm
5. Yesterdays
6. In a Little Spanish Town
7. Stardust
8. Shine on Harvest Moon
9. Gone With the Wind
10. (This Is My First Affair So) Please Be Kind
11. Once When I Was Very Young


Dave Brubeck (piano)
Bill Smith (clarinet)
Randy Jones (drums)
Jack Six (bass)


Track 11 was recorded at the Church of the Holy Trinity, New York City, NY and features The Gregg Smith Singers.


All Music Guide Review copyright

On this nostalgic and often wistful set, Dave Brubeck and his 1991 Quartet (clarinetist Bill Smith, bassist Jack Six and drummer Randy Jones) play eight songs from the pianist's childhood, such numbers as "Shine on Harvest Moon," "Stardust" and "Among My Souvenirs." In addition Brubeck (who is in top form) contributed "Dancin' in Rhythm" and the title cut which in its second version is performed by a choral group.

Scott Yanow

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