January 29, 2011
BBQ: The Brubeck Brothers On JazzSet (Mark Schramm, January 27, 2011, NPR)
When Chris and Dan Brubeck were growing up, their dad's group — the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond — rehearsed in the family living room. The rhythm section of Eugene Wright and Joe Morello could play experimental time signatures and also swing you into bad health, and they made a big impression on the budding musicians. The boys eventually played with their dad in the Two Generations of Brubeck band. Chris went on to play bass for many years in Papa Dave's quartet, and has made a name for himself as a composer of both jazz and classical works. Dan displayed his mastery of rhythms with his electric quartet, The Dolphins. From his drums, Dan is a fearless pilot of BBQ.
Both guitarist Mike DeMicco — originally one of The Dolphins -– and pianist Chuck Lamb compose for the group. Guest Peter "Madcat" Ruth, from neighboring Ann Arbor, adds a wonderful touch of bluesy harmonica.
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 29, 2011 8:15 AM