“Dave Brubeck Quartet: 25th Anniversary Reunion” marks a special event for The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Founded in 1951 by the pianist with alto saxophonist Paul Desmond as his lead soloist, the group disbanded in 1967 so Brubeck could focus on composing sacred works.
Their reunion with bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello, the rhythm section that had gelled for good in the late ’50s, was a special occasion, as the quartet toured the U.S. extensively.
There were plans to record at the March 12, 1976, concert in Fort Wayne, IN, but Morello noticed a problem during an Interlochen performance and learned he suffered a detached retina, something that caused him to leave the tour immediately, with Dan Brubeck stepping in to fill his big shoes for the remaining concerts.
Promotional Copy. Demo. Out of Print. Horizon 15. 1976. NM*****