Notes by interviwer Douglas Huse
On the evening of Oct 22, 1961, I had the opportunity to interview Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond and Joe Morello at the Peterson Gym on campus of San Diego State College. Interviews are about 5 minutes each. Not sure if Gene Wright interview wasn’t lost over the years. Included is a Take Five segment and Joe’s solo. Recorded in the gym, the sound is very unique and has that distant echo not heard in the Columbia recording. I used a newly designed recorder running at 7 ˝ IPS.
The segment was aired over KEBS, SDS FM station the following night and then tucked away for 59 years. Dave talks about how the group came together, brother Howard and the hectic schedule ahead, Joe mentions his effort to perfect his 5/4 rhythm and Paul discusses improvising on the tune.