Arts, Entertainment, Living
Legacy Recordings has just announced the pending release of the Dave Brubeck Quartet's Last Time Out: December 26 1967. It chronicles the final concert by the "classic" Brubeck Quartet (Brubeck, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello). This 13-song, two-CD set will appear November 11. It would be a significant historical release for that alone. What makes it even more significant is that the concert took place in a city with a distinctive jazz heritage acknowledged worldwide: here in Pittsburgh, at the Hilton, in front of a crowd of 1700. The tapes are not from Columbia Records; Brubeck ended up with a mono tape made almost surely from the soundboard.