4.Swing Bells / The Duke / Things Ain't What They Used To Be / C Jam Blues / Don't Get Around Much Anymore
5.Who Will Take Care Of Me?
7.So Wistfully Sad
8.Mean To Me
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Dave Brubeck teams up with Bobby Militello (heard here on alto, tenor and flute), bassist Jack Six and drummer Randy Jones for a set that emphasizes ballads and slower tempos. Militello brings back the spirit of Paul Desmond while Brubeck's own playing continues to be full of surprises. On "Theme for June" he breaks out into stride, a Duke Ellington medley seems to develop quite spontaneously, and "Mean to Me" really works well. With bassist Jack Six and drummer Randy Jones fine in support, this CD is a strong effort from Dave Brubeck, who has nearly 100 worthwhile recordings currently in print. ~ Scott Yanow