Jazz Casual: Dave Brubeck

Overview

In 1961, when the Dave Brubeck Quartet appeared on Jazz Casual, music critic Ralph J. Gleason's series for National Educational Television, Brubeck and his band comprised one of the most popular jazz combos in the world. Captured in black-and-white, this episode of Jazz Casual features the quartet performing six songs, including Desmond's 1961 classic hit song "Take Five." This lineup of the quartet had Brubeck on piano, Paul Desmond on alto sax, "Senator" Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums. Gleason ...
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Overview

In 1961, when the Dave Brubeck Quartet appeared on Jazz Casual, music critic Ralph J. Gleason's series for National Educational Television, Brubeck and his band comprised one of the most popular jazz combos in the world. Captured in black-and-white, this episode of Jazz Casual features the quartet performing six songs, including Desmond's 1961 classic hit song "Take Five." This lineup of the quartet had Brubeck on piano, Paul Desmond on alto sax, "Senator" Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums. Gleason and Brubeck felt it was the best Brubeck Quartet lineup to date.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Ken Dryden
In spite of a career spanning over five decades, which includes numerous television appearances, this 1961 broadcast is one of only a handful commercially issued featuring Dave Brubeck. Ralph Gleason produced the nationally syndicated TV series in the early 1960s, serving as host and conducting a brief interview with Brubeck following a brisk, if somewhat tame version of "Take Five." The 1961 videotape that served as source material for this VHS tape was in very good condition, so sound problems are relatively minor, except for some caused by the show's engineers, who were a little slow in adjusting levels at times. Brubeck is joined by his classic quartet: Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright, and Joe Morello. Also featured are "It's a Raggy Waltz," "Castillian Blues" (a nice feature for drummer Joe Morello), the rarely heard "Waltz Limp," and an abruptly truncated "Blue Rondo a la Turk" that fades suddenly as the program ends. Definitely of interest to fans of Dave Brubeck.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/2000
  • UPC: 603497259137
  • Original Release: 1962
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  • Source: Rhino
  • Format: VHS

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