Dave Brubeck Trio: Live From Vienna 1967; Brubeck And His Rhythm Section Wow The Vienna Audience As A Three Piece
As much as I love Desmond's composition "Take 5" along with his sax work, the trio makes good use of his space for their solos, improvisations, and such. The music is spectacular as well.
The following excerpt from the press release details the performance, track by track.
This recording reminds me of a Ray Charles concert that was also recorded under unusual circumstances. It also took place on a November night in Europe, in this case at the Olympia in Paris on the occasion of Charles' 70th birthday. When he performed, it was normally with his big band including backup singers. When his group tried to fly from Lisbon to Paris, an air traffic controller strike interfered with the travel plans. So, like Brubeck, Charles went on with the show backed only by his core band of guitar, bass, and drums. The wonderfully rare result was captured on audio and video (released on DVD as Ray Charles At The Olympia on November 22, 2000).CD/Digital Track Listing:
1. St. Louis Blues (W. C. Handy, Arr. by Dave Brubeck) 8:55
2. One Moment Worth Years (Dave Brubeck) 10:10
3. Swanee River (S. Foster, Arr. by Dave Brubeck) 7:37
4. La Paloma Azul (Traditional, Arr. by Dave Brubeck) 6:09
5. Someday My Prince Will Come (F. Churchill & L. Morey) 5:28
6. Take the A Train (B. Strayhorn) 4:16
Listen to "St. Louis Blues" from the concert: