Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Two Generations of Brubeck
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Personnel * Dave Brubeck (piano) 1-5,7-9, (elec piano) 6 * Darius Brubeck (keyboards) 1-2,4-8 * Chris Brubeck (trombone) 5-6,8, (elec bass) 1-4,7 * Danny Brubeck (drums) 1-2,4-8 * Jerry Bergonzi (soprano sax, tenor sax) 1,... more »
Personnel * Dave Brubeck (piano) 1-5,7-9, (elec piano) 6 * Darius Brubeck (keyboards) 1-2,4-8 * Chris Brubeck (trombone) 5-6,8, (elec bass) 1-4,7 * Danny Brubeck (drums) 1-2,4-8 * Jerry Bergonzi (soprano sax, tenor sax) 1,5-6,8 * Perry Robinson (clarinet) 1,5-6,8 * Randie Powell (percussion) 1-2,5-8 * David Dutemple (elec bass) 5-6,8 Also, on track 3, New Heavenly Blue: * Stephan Dudash (violin) * David Mason (guitar) * Jim Cathcart (keyboards) * Peter (Madcat) Ruth (harmonica) * Richie Morales (drums) Tracks * Circadian Dysrhythmia (D Brubeck) 3'20" * Three to Get Ready (D Brubeck) 4'16" * Blue Rondo A La Turk (D Brubeck) 7'55" * Unsquare Dance (D Brubeck) 2'43" * The Holy One (D Brubeck) 3'37" * Call of the Wild (P Robinson) 2'56" * Knives (D Brubeck) 4'19" * Tin Sink (Darius Brubeck) 8'31" * Thank You (Dziekuje) (D Brubeck) 5'30"
Long-awaited CD release
pemungkah | California, USA | 10/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard this album at its original release. I'd been familiar with Brubeck from his earlier performances, but was completely unprepared for this. If you're already a Brubeck fan, you'll love the incredible performance of Blue Rondo a la Turk: electric violin and a rocking harmonica solo. Brubeck's in fine form as well.
But the core reason for buying this CD; the last track, "Thank You". It is literally the most beautiful piece of solo piano music I have ever heard. Period. If you can imagine Chopin fused with the best jazz piano you've ever heard, you'll come close. (But just buy the CD and listen to it. You'll see.)
The other tracks on this CD are certainly worthy and well-performed, but they're like the other mountains around Everest: comparatively, just places that aren't quite as high. I'm giving it five stars because of the two unequaled perfomances. It's not often that I'd recommend buying a CD for just one track, but for "Thank You", I can't say enough."