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The Brubeck Brothers Quartet: A Loving Tribute to Dave Brubeck
Chris and Dan Brubeck had the unique privilege of growing up, listening to, studying with, and eventually playing alongside one of the great jazz legends of our time, their father, Dave Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012). Dave was a one of the most revered and distinguished improvisers and ambassadors of American jazz and culture. After making the cover of Time magazine in 1954 as the subject of a story that began by pointing out that fans described him as “as a wigging cat with a far-out wail,” he hit the mainstream hard in 1959 with the unlikely success of “Take Five”. While carrying on the legacy is an important project, The Brubeck Brothers Quartet is far from a cover band. There is an organic originality that seems to have been passed down from father to sons. It's rare to find this combination of sizzling swing, rich melodies, tight arrangements, inventive solos, and warm, yet crisp playing – but the world-renowned, internationally-acclaimed BBQ consistently astonishes and excites. As always, Chris's fretless expressions on trombone and bass are strong, propulsive, and full of wit while Dan's polyrhythms are rarely less than electrifying. Both guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb are also superb, and their compositions and interpretations fit seamlessly into the mix. Jazz is indeed the Brubeck family business. A thriving business built on talent, originality and an indescribable gift from a higher power to make music that is sure to last for generations to come. “If there is such a thing as ‘born musicians’ then surely the sons of famed jazz pianist Dave Brubeck qualify.” - The Courier-Journal
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