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Dave Brubeck: Dave Digs Disney

Album Reviews:

Q (12/94, p.158) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...not as tacky as might be expected, the Quartet dissecting the basic melodies, wringing out new subtleties and using them as a springboard for some inventive soloing..."

Album Notes

Dave Brubeck Quartet: Dave Brubeck (piano); Paul Desmond (alto saxophone); Norman Bates (bass); Joe Morello (drums).

Producer: George Avakian.

Reissue producer: Nedra Olds-Neal.

Originally released on Columbia (1059). Includes liner notes by George Avakian.

Digitally remastered by Mark Wilder (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).

Inspired by a trip with his family to Disneyland, Dave Brubeck recorded eight songs taken from four Disney movies (Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Snow White, and Cinderella), including such melodies as "Give a Little Whistle," "Heigh Ho," "When You Wish Upon a Star," and "Someday My Prince Will Come." The funny part is that while all of these songs were already in the Brubeck Quartet's repertoire, the results are still pleasing. ~ Scott Yanow


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