1. Someday My Prince Will Come
2. One Moment Worth Years
3. Joe's Blues
4. Take the "A" Train
5. Mexican Folk Songs
6. Three to Get Ready
7. Forty Days
8. Softly William Softly
9. These Foolish Things
Tracks 1, 6 - 8 are from a 1961 recording, unknown location.
Tracks 2- 5 are from a Jazz Festival, Juan-les-Pins, France on 22nd July 1967.
Track 9 is from a May 1968 recording with Gerry Mulligan in New Orleans. The rhythm section was Jack Six and Alan Dawson.
“Softly William Softly” is incorrectly listed as "Summer Song"
Tracks 1 and 6 -8 were released on the 12” LP, Europa Jazz.
Tracks 6 & 7 appear on the 12” LP , "Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond"– Giants Of Jazz label
Tracks 1 and 6 - 8 were released on the CD Dave Brubeck – "The Quartet" – Laserlight label
Tracks 1 and 6 -8 were released on CD & LP, “The Quartet “, Denon.
Tracks 2-5 are released on the CD “Dave Brubeck featuring Paul Desmond – Take Five Live” – Jazz Music Yesterday label
Track 9 is released on the 12” LP – Gerry Mulligan with Dave Brubeck Quartet” Oxford label
Track 9 is released on the CD “These Foolish Things” - Four Star label
All Music Guide -- copyright
This live compilation contains tracks from at least three separate concerts, all taped without authorization as Brubeck was exclusively a Columbia artist during this time frame. "Some Day My Prince Will Come," a Disney-associated tune that Brubeck introduced to the jazz world, fares well here, with the pianist only lightly comping behind Paul Desmond's alto sax solo; while Brubeck's dramatic "Forty Days" is as formidable as any of its commercial recordings. "Summer Song" is actually the beautiful Brubeck ballad "Softly, William, Softly." Several tracks from the Take Five Live CD are repeated here, complete with their incorrect titles and poor sound.
The one track featuring Gerry Mulligan likely comes from a 1968 appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; though it is marred by feedback from the on-stage monitors, it is worth hearing. The sound defects keep this from being an essential CD for anyone except the most ardent Brubeck fan
© Copyright Rovi Corporation