Brubeck & Company In Belgium, Part 3

From a DBQ television appearance in Europe, we have the piece that served as the quartet's concert opener for more than a decade. First, a couple of observations, one from me, one from Eugene Wright: From me: Whoever decreed that white men can't play the blues never really listened to Desmond and Brubeck personalize the idiom as they do in their solos here. Gene's observation is a quotation in a book about Desmond. The first part of it applies to his relationship with Morello from the beginning … [Read more...]