Dave Brubeck Quartet: Dave Brubeck (piano); Jerry Bergonzi (tenor saxophone, bass); Chris Brubeck (bass trombone, bass); Randy Jones (drums).
Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California in September 1981. Includes liner notes by Philip Elwood.
The third of three Concord albums by this version of the Quartet (with Jerry Bergonzi on tenor, Chris Brubeck on bass and bass trombone and drummer Randy Jones) is the most rewarding of the trio although each one is recommended. Brubeck and the Coltrane-influenced tenor Bergonzi take consistently exciting solos on seven standards which are highlighted by "Music, Maestro, Please," "I Hear a Rhapsody" and "It's Only a Paper Moon"; Brubeck's solo version of "St. Louis Blues" is also noteworthy. ~ Scott Yanow