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We're All Together Again (For the First Time) - Jazz Row CD - November 4th 1972 recording (see note 4)Jazz Row CD - November 4th 1972 recording (see note 4)

Label: Atlantic
Year: 1972
Released on LP: Yes
Released on CD: Yes


1. Truth
2. Unfinished Woman
3. Koto Song
4. Take Five
5. Rotterdam Blues
6. Sweet Georgia Brown


Dave Brubeck (piano)
Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax)
Paul Desmond (alto sax)
Alan Dawson (drums)
Jack Six (bass)


1. Released by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab on a 180 gram vinyl, audiophile pressing.

2. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab also released a limited 24 Carat gold CD, audiophile standard.

3. Tracks 1, 2 and 4 were rerecorded on Nov 4th 1972 at the Berlin Philharmonie in Berlin.

Track 3 was recorded on Oct 26th 1972 at the Olympia Theatre in Paris.

Tracks 5 & 6 were recorded on October 28th 1972 at the De Doelen in Rotterdam.

4. In 2010 "Jazz Row" label released the complete concert from Nov 4th Berlin concert - " Gerry Mulligan, Paul Desmond & The Dave Brubeck Trio - The Complete 1972 Berlin Concert". It included an additional 10 tracks:

Blues For Newport
All The Things You Are
For All We Know
Line For Lyons
Blessed Are The Poor (The Sermon On The Mount)
Mexican Jumping Bean
Sign Off
Someday My Prince Will Come
These Foolish Things
Take The A Train


All Music Guide Review copyright

During 1968-72, Brubeck's Quartet usually featured baritonist Gerry Mulligan, bassist Jack Six and drummer Alan Dawson. For this very logical record, altoist Paul Desmond (who was with Brubeck from 1951-67) makes the group a quintet and his interplay with Mulligan is consistently delightful. Together they are heard live in Europe on "Truth," Mulligan's "Unfinished Woman," "Rotterdam Blues" and a definitive 16-minute rendition of "Take Five." In addition, Desmond is showcased on "Koto Song" and as an encore Brubeck plays a lighthearted if brief "Sweet Georgia Brown."

Scott Yanow

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