Dave Brubeck Quartet: Dave Brubeck (piano); Jerry Bergonzi (tenor saxophone, electric bass); Chris Brubeck (trombone, electric bass); Butch Miles (drums).
Recorded live at the Concord Jazz Festival, Concord, California in August 1979. Includes liner notes by Blake A. Samson and Dave Brubeck.
Personnel: Dave Brubeck (piano); Jerry Bergonzi (tenor saxophone, electric bass); Chris Brubeck (trombone, electric bass); Butch Miles (drums).
Liner Note Author: Blake A. Samson.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Jerry Bergonzi; Chris Brubeck; Butch Miles.
The first of three Concord LPs by this particular edition of the Quartet (with Jerry Bergonzi on tenor, Chris Brubeck doubling on electric bass and trombone, and drummer Butch Miles, whose successor would soon be Randy Jones), found Brubeck enthusiastically playing three of his originals along with the standards "Yesterdays," "Caravan" and "The Masquerade Is Over." Bergonzi's Coltrane-influenced tenor gave this unit a different sound than the earlier Quartets and meshes surprisingly well with the pianist/leader. ~ Scott Yanow
JazzTimes (12/94, p.154) - "...This is some of the most vigorous, exciting and harmonically interesting Brubeck on record..."