Personnel: Dave Brubeck (piano); Bill Smith (clarinet); Eugene Wright (bass); Joe Morello (drums).
Recorded in May and June 1960. Originally released on Fantasy (3301). Includes original liner notes by Bill Smith.
Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (1990, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
One of Brubeck's three recordings of the 1959-61 period that featured clarinetist Bill Smith in the place of altoist Paul Desmond with the Quartet, this one finds Smith contributing ten originals that use various modes and unusual scales. The music generally swings and there are some fine solos but none of the individual pieces are all that memorable. ~ Scott Yanow
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