Brubeck Brothers Quartet at Theatre Gesu Peter Kerr June 20, 2022 570 The Montreal International Jazz Festival presents Brubeck Brothers Quartet Dave Brubeck’s sons, Chris and Dan, performed and recorded with their legendary father in the 1970s. To mark their father’s Centennial Year, the brothers have prepared a multi-media show to celebrate Dave Brubeck’s musical legacy. Guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck lamb complete the quartet. Through stories told by his sons and music performed by the quartet, the show takes audiences along he time line of Dave’s extraordinary life and career. Drummer Dan Brubeck and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris made their first recording in 1966, and have subsequently played a variety f styles in a number of different groups. They have performed a number of concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Montreal, Playboy/Hollywood Bowl, and Monterey Jazz Festivals. The Quartet’s latest cd, TimeLine, celebrated Dave Brubeck’s famous 1958 State Department tour. The cd received extensive airplay in major jazz markets across America and was a hit on the Jazz Week radio charts for five months. The recording garnered dozens of stellar reviews, among them Dr. Judith Schlesinger of AI/AboutJazz who wrote of TimeLine, “An exciting ride. These are magnificent players whose years together have forged a seasoned and well-oiled musical unit … Their joy in this playing, and each other, is audible. Apart from its historic value-this is an exciting and varied outing, recorded crisply and with great warmth. The ‘Timeline’ it reflects is not just in years, but also in a legacy which-lucky for all of us continues its powerful forward movement today.” These versatile musicians also collaborate with orchestras all across the U.S. as well as internationally, including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Russian National Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. For Dave’s Centennial, the Quartet will be concentrating on his compositions with orchestral arrangements by Chris. Although the Quartet’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues and world music. The group’s creativity, technique and improvisation can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz. Brubeck Brothers: July 8 at 6pm. Theatre Gesu Tickets at: www.montrealjazzfest.com Related
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