To this day, the typical sound coloring of the Dave Brubeck Quartet is quite distinctive and unmistakable thanks to Paul Desmonds tenor saxophone. But Gerry Mulligans low-pitched horn and his restrained swing also offers enough appeal to make one want to listen to these somewhat less popular but for all that very worthwhile recordings by the Quartet.
The Quartets concert tour of Mexicos major cities in 1968 was a great success and so Dave Brubecks recording company had no qualms in making live recordings of the group complemented by bassist Jack Six and drummer Alan Dawson. Themes from indigenous folk music were skillfully coupled with new compositions with the result being the LP Compadres. Its concert excerpts were in great demand and became a top hit.
This carefully remastered pressing will certainly contribute to the popularity of Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan long after their demise.
"This enjoyable set showed that for Brubeck there was life after Paul Desmond." -Scott Yanow, allmusic.com
180g Virgin Vinyl
High Quality Pressing
Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering
Dave Brubeck, piano
Gerry Mulligan, baritone saxophone
Jack Six, bass
Alan Dawson, drums
1. Jumping Bean
2. Adios, Mariquita Linda
3. Indian Song
4. Tender Woman (Tierna Mujer)
2. Lullaby de Mexico (Lullaby of Mexico)
4. Recuerdo (Remembrance)
Recording: 1968 live in Mexico by John Guerriere and Russ Payne