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Paper Moon

Paper Moon - Album cover

Label: Concord Jazz
Year: 1981
Released on LP: Yes
Released on CD: Yes


1. Music, Maestro, Please!
2. I Hear a Rhapsody
3. Symphony
4. I Thought About You
5. It's Only a Paper Moon
6. Long Ago (And Far Away)
7. St. Louis Blues


Dave Brubeck (piano)
Jerry Bergonzi (tenor sax, electric bass)
Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass trombone)
Randy Jones (drums)


The album was also released by Concord in a mini LP format.


Concord Music Group

On his third release for Concord Jazz, Dave Brubeck and his quartet (Jerry Bergonzi on tenor, Chris Brubeck on bass and bass trombone, and Randy Jones on drums) give inspired renditions of seven standards. The songs emphasize the 1940s, but some of the earliest pop era music - pre World War I - is highlighted by "St. Louis Blues," the Depression era by "Paper Moon," and the classical pops genre by "Symphony." A musical gem from his Concord recordings, this is a must-have for any fan of Dave Brubeck.

All Music Guide Review copyright

The third of three Concord albums by this version of the Quartet (with Jerry Bergonzi on tenor, Chris Brubeck on bass and bass trombone and drummer Randy Jones) is the most rewarding of the trio although each one is recommended. Brubeck and the Coltrane-influenced tenor Bergonzi take consistently exciting solos on seven standards which are highlighted by "Music, Maestro, Please," "I Hear a Rhapsody" and "It's Only a Paper Moon"; Brubeck's solo version of "St. Louis Blues" is also noteworthy.

Scott Yanow

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