Dave Brubeck And Gerry Mulligan Compadres on 180g Import LP from Speakers Corner
To this day, the typical sound coloring of the Dave Brubeck Quartet is quite distinctive and unmistakable thanks to Paul Desmond’s alto saxophone. But Gerry Mulligan’s low-pitched horn and his restrained swing also offers enough appeal to make one want to listen to these somewhat less popular but very worthwhile recording by the Quartet.
The Quartet’s concert tour of Mexico’s major cities in 1968 was a great success and so Brubeck’s 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 and the Compadres LP with its concert excerpts was in great demand and became a top hit.
Produced by Teo Macero and recorded live in Mexico by John Guerriere and Russ Payne - this carefully remastered new pressing of the aptly named Compadres from Speakers Corner - is a great reminder of the artistry of these two jazz giants and a rewarding snapshot of their chemistry and admiration for one another.
Dave Brubeck (piano)
Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone)
Jack Six (bass)
Alan Dawson (drums)
Dave Brubeck And Gerry Mulligan Compadres Track Listing:
1. Jumping Bean
2. Adis, Mariquita Linda
3. Indian Song
4. Tender Woman (Tierna Mujer)
6. Lullabye De Mexico (Lullabye Of Mexico)
8. Recuerdo (Remembrance)