The Jazz Show Episode February 18, 2008

Broadcast on 18-Feb-2008

9:00pm - 11:59pm

The 'classic' Brubeck Quartet with alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, bassist Gene Wright, drummer Joe Morello and of course, Mr.Brubeck on piano. Just coming off a world tour, the band was exhausted but found energy to deliver one of their very best performances at Carnegie Hall on this cold night in February 1963. Written off as 'old hat' by this time, Brubeck and the band reassert their authority and freshness with one of their greatest recorded dates. 'Blue Rondo a la Turk' and Desmond's immortal 'Take Five' sounded ten times better than the original versions. Bru at his best!!!

Track Listing:

Boo Woo
Harry James · Harry with the Boogie-
Woo Woo
Woogie Tro
Dizzy's Business
Cannonball Adderley · In Europe
The Weaver
Cannonball Adderley · In Japan
74 Miles Away
Cannonball Adderley · 74 Miles Away
Tears Inside
Ornette Coleman · Tomorrow is the Question
Lonely Woman
Ornette Coleman · The Shape of Jazz to Come
Ornette Coleman · Change of the Century
Bid 'Em In
Oscar Brown Jr. · Sin & Soul
Emancipation Blues
Oliver Nelson · Afro/American Sketches
Fables of Faubus
Charles Mingus · Mingus Presents Mingus
Hymn to Freedom
Oscar Peterson · Night Train
St. Louis Blues
Dave Brubeck · At Carnegie Hall
Bossa Nova U.S.A.
Feb. 22,1963.
Three to Get Ready
Blue Rondo a la Turk
Take Five