Complete 1958 Berlin Concert
Dave Brubeck (p), Paul Desmond (as), Eugene Wright (b), Joe Morello (d)
Drummer Joe Dodge left the Dave Brubeck quartet in 1956 to spend more time with his wife and children. He was replaced by Joe Morello. Bassist Norman Bates also left the group the following year for the comforts of home and family. Brubeck chose Eugene Wright to take his place on bass.
With Morello and Wright in the fold, the "Classic Quartet" was born. Although Brubeck and Desmond played with several musicians over the years, this group of Brubeck, Desmond, Wright and Morello would become the most famous of Brubeck's bands.
The US State Department hired them for this "goodwill" tour of Europe including dates in England, Scotland, Germany, Denmark,Belgium, Holland, Turkey, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq.
This long unavailable concert appears here in its entirety for the first time ever - including two previously unissued tracks 'The Duke' and 'One Moment Worth Years'.
01. THE DUKE (2:48) (*) Previously Unissued
02. TAKE THE "A" TRAIN (19:21)
03. TWO PART CONTENTION (16:26)
04. ONE MOMENT WORTH YEARS (10:22) (*) Previously Unissued
05. THESE FOOLISH THINGS (12:48)
06. ST. LOUIS BLUES (13:44)
Total time: 75:30 min.
Personnel: Dave Brubeck (p), Paul Desmond (as), Eugene Wright (b) and Joe Morello (d).
Recorded live in Berlin, Germany, on February 22, 1958.