Dave Brubeck Quartet: Dave Brubeck (piano); Bill Smith (clarinet); Chris Brubeck (bass trombone, electric bass); Randy Jones (drums).
Recorded at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco, California in November 1986. Includes liner notes by Leonard Maltin.
The 1987 edition of the Brubeck Quartet featured pianist Brubeck, his son Chris on electric bass and bass trombone, clarinetist Bill Smith, and drummer Randy Jones. In addition to remakes of "Blue Rondo … la Turk," "Strange Meadowlark," and "Swing Bells," the leader contributed six new originals including "I See, Satie" and a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz called "Dizzy's Dream." Bill Smith, who uses electronics with taste on his clarinet during a few songs, has long been a major asset to the later Brubeck Quartets, and this is one of their better Concord CDs.
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